India and China agree to maintain high-level diplomatic communication

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On June 25, the 22nd meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Affairs (WMCC) took place. According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), both nations had a direct and frank exchange of views on the situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of Indo-China border areas.

Additional Secretary (East Asia) from the MEA led the Indian delegation while China’s delegation was led by The Director General of the Boundary and Oceanic Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Both countries have concurred on the necessity of searching for an early resolution to the remaining complications along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh whilst keeping in view to the agreement that reached between the two Foreign Ministers in the month of September, 2020.

On this subject as agreed, the two parties will be maintaining dialogue and communication through the diplomatic as well as military mechanisms to reach a mutually accepted solution for complete disengagement from all friction points as to establish restoration of peace and tranquillity fully so that it enables progress in the bilateral relations.

They have also agreed to continue to ensure stability on the ground and prevent any untoward incident.

The countries will hold the next round of the Senior Commanders (12th) meeting at an early date to accomplish the objective of complete disengagement from the friction points along the LAC in the Western Sector in fulfilment of the existing bilateral agreements and protocols.

China and India have agreed to sincerely prepare for the meeting. The specific date and arrangement will be confirmed soon through the border hotline.

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