Srinagar: External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar has called for early resolution of all the outstanding issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh during his meeting with the State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi.
The meeting between the two foreign ministers took place on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
“EAM called for an early resolution of all the outstanding issues along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh. Recalling the disengagement achieved in some friction areas, EAM reiterated the need to sustain the momentum to complete disengagement from all the remaining areas to restore peace and tranquility in the border areas. He reaffirmed the importance of fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols, and the understandings reached between the two Ministers during their previous conversations. In this regard, both Ministers affirmed that the military and diplomatic officials of the two sides should continue maintaining regular contact and looked forward to the next round of Senior Commanders’ meeting at an early date. EAM reiterated that India-China relationship is best served by observing the three mutuals – mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interests,” the statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry reads..
EAM recalled his meeting with Wang Yi in Delhi in March 2022 and reviewed the progress of some key issues discussed then, including the return of students, the statement said, adding, EAM stressed the need for expediting the process and facilitating the return of students on an early date.
The two Ministers also exchanged perspectives on other regional and global developments.