China, India agree to jointly consolidate border peace

Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Maintaining peace and tranquillity along the border area is China and India’s greatest common interest, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Thursday.

China and India met under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on China-India Border Affairs in New Delhi on August 30-31, Xinhua news agency quoted spokesperson Hua Chunying as saying.

During the meeting, the two sides spoke positively of the bilateral border affairs since last year, Hua said.

According to an important consensus reached by governments of the two countries, the two sides will continue to communicate and cooperate to deal with border affairs, promote various measures to enhance mutual trust, and consolidate the overall peace and tranquillity in border areas, Hua added.

She said the consolidation of peace and stability in the border area will create favourable conditions for negotiations, bilateral ties and high-level visits in the next stage.



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