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Official Spokesperson's response to articles appearing in some sections of media regarding EAM's Meeting with Chinese FM

December 13, 2017

IN RESPONSE TO ARTICLES APPEARING IN SOME SECTIONS OF THE MEDIA REGARDING EAM's MEETING WITH CHINESE FM, THE OFFICIAL SPOKESPERSON SAID:

  • "During the meeting between External Affairs Minister and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang YI on 11.12.2017 in New Delhi, the issue of DOKLAM was raised. EAM and Chinese Foreign Minister both noted the challenge it had posed to the relationship and both expressed satisfaction that it was resolved with the disengagement of troops at the face-off site through concerted diplomatic communications.
  • WANG YI conveyed that the peaceful resolution of the DOKLAM issue reflects the political maturity on both sides. While agreeing with this, EAM reiterated that the maintenance of peace and tranquility in the border areas is an essential pre-requisite for the smooth development of bilateral relations.
  • EAM also underlined the need for approaching our difference with due consideration to each other’s sensitivities and concerns. She recalled the consensus between the leaders of India and China reached in Astana earlier this year on the need to work together to ensure that our difference do not become disputes.
  • Foreign Minister WANG YI said that India and China share the same objectives of national development and should be natural partners.
  • To this end, both Foreign Ministers agreed to strengthen strategic communication at all levels, including between them, through the established dialogue mechanisms.”
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