Jaishankar held talks with Wang over the disengagement on border
On Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar discussed the border standoff in eastern Ladakh with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed the status of disengagement.
On Friday, the Ministry of External Affairs gave information about the conversation and told that over last year, the bilateral relations have been impacted.
“EAM said that Boundary Question may take time to resolve but disturbance of peace and tranquillity, including by violence, will inevitably have a damaging impact on the relationship,” the ministry said.
The ministry added that the disputes on border should be given more attention, China told India and the two leaders have agreed to establish a hotline.
The situation along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh and issues related to India-China relations were discussed by the two leaders.
According to the statement of MEA, Jaishankar mentioned the meeting that was held in September 2020 in Moscow where the provocative behaviour and unilateral attempts of the Chinese were discussed.
During the meeting in Moscow, Jaishankar mentioned that both the sides were not happy with the situation in border areas and that the troops should ease tensions by disengagement.
The EAM said that both sides held talks and the communication has been successful as there was disengagement in Pangong lake area this month.
The EAM further said that both the sides should resolve other conflicts as well.
Jaishankar said that after the disengagement is completed, the two sides will remove the troops and keep peace and tranquillity.
According to MEA statement, Wang said that the step taken is important for peace and tranquillity.
“A prolongation of the existing situation was not in the interest of either side. It was, therefore, necessary that the two sides should work towards early resolution of remaining issues. It was necessary to disengage at all friction points in order to contemplate de-escalation of forces in this sector. That alone will lead to the restoration of peace and tranquillity and provide conditions for progress of our bilateral relationship,” it said.