China-India border affairs meeting held in Chengdu

The 12th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs was held in Chengdu, Sichuan province, Thursday and Friday.

The talks were made between representatives of the two countries' foreign and defense ministries.

The Chinese delegation was led by Yi Xianliang, head 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) of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

Both sides reviewed the situation along China-India border areas this year and exchanged views, including on border control and boosting mutual trust. The two sides agreed to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries.

They vowed to continue "enhancing communication and coordination between the diplomatic and defense departments, properly handle border-related issues, and strengthen frontier defense exchange and cooperation to jointly maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas and create the favorable conditions for the healthy and stable development of Sino-India relations."