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NEW DELHI: The Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) held its 17th meeting on Friday where the special representatives of the two countries agreed that early and complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC and de-escalation from India-China border areas was essential for the smooth and overall development of bilateral relations.
The Indian delegation was led by Joint Secretary (East Asia) from the ministry of external affairs, while the director-general of the Boundary & Oceanic Department of the Chinese ministry of foreign affairs led the Chinese delegation.
The two sides reviewed the situation in the India-China border areas and the ongoing disengagement process along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector. They agreed that early and complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC and de-escalation from India-China border areas in accordance with bilateral agreement and protocols and full restoration of peace and tranquillity was essential for the smooth overall development of bilateral relations.
The two sides noted that this was in accordance with the agreement reached between the two Special Representatives (SRs) during their telephonic conversation on July 5, 2020. They agreed in this regard that it was necessary for both sides to sincerely implement the understandings reached between Senior Commanders in their meetings till date. The two sides agreed that another meeting of the Senior Commanders may be held soon so as to work out further steps to ensure expeditiously complete disengagement and de-escalation and restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas.
India and China also agreed to maintain their ongoing engagements both at the diplomatic and military level, including through the meetings of WMCC.

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