India, China reach four point consensus to resolve border issues, said Chinese Military
Biznextindia : India and China, two giants in Asia, have reached a 4point consensus at the 16th round of Corps Commander-Level Meeting between the Indian and Chinese military held on 17th July, the Chinese Military said.
However, the government of India is yet to release any official statement on the consensus, as claimed by China.
“In the 16th round of China-India Corps Commander-Level Meeting, the two sides discussed issues in a constructive and forward-looking way, and reached four consensuses,” said Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, at a regular press conference on Thursday.
Elaborating the consensus he said “First, adhering to the political guidance and earnestly implementing the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries; second, focusing on the overall situation and maintaining the resumption momentum of bilateral relations; third, effectively managing and controlling differences, and safeguarding the security and stability in border areas until the issue is solved; fourth, maintaining communication and dialogue, and reaching a mutually acceptable solution as soon as possible”.
According to the spokesperson, at present, the situation in the border areas between China and India is generally stable, and the communication through the military and diplomatic channels between the two sides has never stopped.
In the 16th round of military talks, held on July 17, India and China failed to make any breakthrough in resolving outstanding issues on the remaining friction points in eastern Ladakh. However, both the side agreed to maintain dialogue to arrive at a mutually acceptable resolution at the earliest.