China-India border affairs meeting held in New Delhi

Li Jiayao

NEW DELHI, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The 13th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs was held here on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Chinese delegation was led by Yi Xianliang, director general of the department of boundary and oceanic affairs in the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while the Indian delegation was led by Pranay Verma, the joint secretary (East Asia) in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

The two sides reviewed the situation along China-India border areas since last meeting and exchanged in-depth views on boosting mutual trust and pushing for early harvest consultations.

The two sides agreed to follow the guidance of the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries as well as the mandate of the special representatives of the two countries on the boundary issue, to further strengthen communication and coordination in a constructive manner, and step up the building of mutual trust measures so as to jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas and promote the sustained and sound development of Sino-Indian relations.

Representatives of the two countries' foreign and defense ministries attended the meeting.

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