To expand bilateral cooperation, reflecting the differences between the two sides on the issue, China has mentioned that both the nations should set aside the standoff on the Line of Actual Control as it claims that the overall situation in the border areas with India has de-escalated, as per a report released by the Hindustan Times.
In a statement on the meeting held between being Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Dushanbe, on Thursday, the Chinese position was articulated. After the meeting on Wednesday, Jaishankar mentioned that the remaining issues on the Line of Actual Control should be speedily resolved by both sides since the standoff was negatively impacting the bilateral ties.
As per the statement of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, after Wang met with Jaishankar in Moscow the previous September, Wang mentioned that frontier troops of both nations have disengaged in the Galwan valley and Pangong Lake areas and the overall situation was de-escalated in the border area.
On Wednesday, as Jaishankar had bluntly told Wang that the normalisation of bilateral relations depends on restoring tranquillity along with peace in the border areas, and that the Chinese stance is completely contrary to the position taken by the Indian side.
Jaishankar had also told Wang that despite the successful disengagement in the Pangong Lake area, the remaining issues in another friction point on the Line of Actual Control were still unresolved.