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15th round of talks between the Special Representatives of India and China on the Boundary Question

January 17, 2012

  • The 15th round of talks between the Special Representatives of India and China on the Boundary Question, Shri Shivshankar Menon, National Security Advisor and His Excellency, Mr. Dai Binggou, State Councillor took place in New Delhi on January 16-17, 2012. During this round, the two sides continued their discussions on a framework for a resolution of Boundary Question. The SRs agreed that they would prepare a joint agreed record for their Governments on the progress made so far in the SR Talks on the Boundary Question.
  • An Agreement on the Establishment of a Working Mechanism on Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs was signed in the presence of the two SRs.
  • The SRs also discussed other bilateral, regional and global issues. The discussions were wide ranging, productive, forward-looking and marked by a commonality of views on many issues. Making a positive appraisal of the current state of bilateral relations, the SRs noted the importance of regular high-level exchanges and strengthened cooperation across different areas between the two countries. The SRs agreed that there was scope for greater coordination on regional and global issues. They agreed that the next round of SR talks will be held in China.
  • The Chinese Special Representative called on the Prime Minister on January 17, 2012.

New Delhi
January 17, 2012

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