China and India hold talks after two months of Doklam standoff

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India and China on Friday(17th November) hold 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) in Beijing.

The meeting is considered important as both countries are meeting for the first time after the Doklam border stand-off. Both the countries reviewed the situation in all the sectors of their border and exchanged views on enhancing CBMs and military contacts.

The WMCC was established in 2012 as an institutional mechanism for consultation and coordination for the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the India-China border areas.

A statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said,Friday’s talks were held in a constructive and forward-looking manner, the release said. Both sides reviewed the situation in all sectors of India-China border and agreed that maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas is an important prerequisite for sustained growth of bilateral relations, it said.

The two sides also exchanged views on further confidence-building measures and strengthening of military-to-military contacts, it said.

WeForNews Bureau

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