China and India have agreed on a five-point plan to ease tensions along the Ladakh border over the past few months. The foreign ministers of the two countries reached the agreement at a sideline meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) conference in Moscow, Russia on Thursday (10 September). A joint statement issued by the Indian Foreign Ministry on Friday morning said the two ministers had agreed to a five-point plan in an “open and constructive” dialogue. This information came from the report of Indian broadcaster NDTV.
Indian and Chinese forces have been facing each other on the Ladakh border since last May. Following a deadly conflict in June, the two countries recently accused each other of firing on the Line of Actual Control after 45 years. After the first round of violence, Russia intervened and the foreign ministers of the two neighboring countries spoke on the phone. But in real LOCs, the situation becomes more complex than before. Later, on the occasion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, Indian Foreign Minister S.K. A meeting was initiated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov between Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
A joint statement of the Indian Foreign Ministry said after the meeting on Thursday that the two foreign ministers had agreed on five issues. These include following all existing agreements and protocols in the management of frontier forces, maintaining peace and stability, and avoiding any activities that could provoke the situation.
The statement said, “The two foreign ministers agreed that the current situation in the border area is not in the interest of either side. That is why they agreed that the border forces on both sides should continue their dialogue,” Soldiers must withdraw early, maintain proper distance and reduce stress. “
In the joint statement, Jaishankar and Wang Yi agreed that both sides should seek guidance on the progress of Sino-Indian relations with the ongoing consensus between the top leaders of the two countries. The decision has been made in the context of meetings between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2018 and 2019.
The Indian Foreign Ministry said in a joint statement, “The two ministers agreed that both sides should follow all existing agreements and protocols on the Sino-Indian border, maintain peace and stability in the border areas and avoid those activities That can increase stress. “
In Moscow negotiations, Jaishankar and Wang Yi agreed that the two countries should intensify new confidence-building measures to reduce border tensions. So that peace and stability of the border remains and it is strengthened.
The two countries also agreed to continue discussing and communicating the Sino-Indian border issue through a special envoy.