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India, China hold first talks after border stand-off
update:November 22,2017

No. 22, 2017 -- India and China held first border talks in Beijing Friday after the military standoff in Dong Lang (Doklam). The two sides exchanged views on enhancing mutual trust and military exchange.

The talks were held under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs which was established in 2012, aiming to reduce border tensions and strengthen communication and cooperation.

“The talks are constructive and forward-looking," according to a statement released by the Indian embassy in China. Both countries agreed to make joint efforts to safeguard peace and tranquility along the border.

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is expected to attend the Russia-India-China foreign ministers’ trilateral meeting in New Delhi in December. Special representatives of the two countries will hold the 20th round of talks on border issues next month.

By: Shi Dongdong

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