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Meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, S. Jaishankar calls preserving LAC “essential.”

He declared that the three guiding principles of bilateral relations between China and India will be mutual regard, mutual sensitivity, and mutual respect.

On the fringes of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) conference in Astana on Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, with whom he addressed “early resolution of remaining issues in border areas.” Following the discussion, the union minister announced that all parties had decided to step up their efforts to address the border concerns through diplomatic and military channels.

S. Jaishankar continued, saying that it was crucial to uphold the Line of Actual Control and maintain calm in the border regions. He declared that the three guiding principles of bilateral relations between China and India will be mutual regard, mutual sensitivity, and mutual respect.
“This morning in Astana, I met FM Wang Yi and a member of the CPC Politburo. discussed the prompt resolution of any outstanding problems in border regions. decided to step up diplomatic and military measures to achieve that goal. It is crucial to uphold the LAC and guarantee calm and harmony in the border regions. Our bilateral relations will be guided by the three mutuals: mutual respect, mutual sensitivity, and mutual interest,” he wrote on X.
The ongoing border impasse in Eastern Ladakh, which reached its fifth year in May, was the backdrop for the Jaishankar-Wang talks.

It further stated that the two ministers decided to push ahead with their talks to find a quick solution to the outstanding concerns by continuing and stepping up contacts between the diplomatic and military representatives of the two parties. To do this, they decided that an early meeting of the Working Mechanism on Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was necessary. The best way to maintain the India-China relationship is to uphold the three mutuals: mutual respect, mutual sensitivity, and shared interests, according to EAM’s statement.

NEWS – Prasneet Kaur

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