EAM S Jaishankar holds a one-hour bilateral meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister & State Councilor, Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Dushanbe SCO Foreign Ministers Meeting


“Discussions focused on the outstanding issues along the LAC in the Western Sector,” the EAM tweets

Highlighted that unilateral change of status quo is not acceptable. Full restoration and maintenance of peace and tranquility in border areas are essential for development of our ties. Agreed on convening an early meeting of the senior military commanders: EAM S Jaishankar

EAM S Jaishankar & Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a detailed exchange of views on the current situation along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh & also on other issues related to the overall India-China relations: Ministry of External Affairs

EAM pointed out to the State Councillor that disengagement in Pangong Lake area earlier this year had created conditions for resolving remaining issues. It was expected that China would work with us towards this objective but situation in remaining areas is still unresolved: MEA

EAM S Jaishankar emphasized that it was in mutual interest that the two sides work towards early resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh, while fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols: Ministry of External Affairs

EAM recalled that both sides had agreed that a prolongation of the existing situation was not in the interest of either side. It was visibly impacting the relationship in a negative manner: MEA on EAM S Jaishankar’s meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Two ministers agreed that in next meeting of senior military commanders, the two sides should discuss all the remaining issues & seek a mutually acceptable solution. There was also an understanding that neither side will take any unilateral action that could increase tension: MEA