Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 24
India and China at this time agreed to a different assembly of senior commanders quickly in order to work out additional steps to expedite full disengagement and de-escalation and restoration of peace and tranquillity in border areas. The choice was taken on the 17th assembly of the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC).
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Reviewing the state of affairs within the India-China border areas and the continued disengagement course of alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) within the Western Sector, the 2 sides agreed that early and full disengagement of troops alongside the LAC and de-escalation in accordance with bilateral settlement and protocols and full restoration of peace and tranquillity was important for easy growth of bilateral ties.
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It was agreed that it was vital for India and China to sincerely implement the understandings reached between senior commanders throughout their conferences until date.
The two sides additionally agreed to keep up their ongoing engagements, each on the diplomatic and army degree.
The Indian delegation was led by Joint Secretary (East Asia). MEA, whereas the Director General of the Boundary and Oceanic Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the Chinese delegation.