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EAM Jaishankar Meets Chinese Counterpart Wang Yi In Bali, Discusses Border Issue

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India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Bali, on the sidelines of G20 Foreign Ministers meeting.

“Began my day in Bali by meeting FM Wang Yi of China. Discussion lasted one hour. Focused on specific outstanding issues in our bilateral relationship pertaining to the border situation. Also spoke about other matters including students and flights,” Jaishankar tweeted.

According to the statement issued by India’s Ministry of External Affairs, EAM called for an early resolution of all the outstanding issues along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh.

“EAM (Jaishankar) reiterated the need to sustain the momentum to complete disengagement from all the remaining areas to restore peace and tranquility in the border areas,” the statement reads.

“Both Ministers affirmed that the military and diplomatic officials of the two sides should continue maintaining regular contact and looked forward to the next round of Senior Commanders’ meeting at an early date,”

EAM reiterated that India-China relationship is best served by observing the three mutuals – mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interests.

The statement added that two ministers also discussed the international situation.

Dr Jaishankar is in Bali to participate in the G20 Foreign Ministers meet scheduled tomorrow.

 

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