Ladakh stand-off: India, China release joint statement agreeing to resolve remaining issues 'expeditiously'

The statement further said the two sides also agreed to continue effective efforts in ensuring stability along the LAC and jointly maintain peace and tranquillity

Press Trust of India August 02, 2021 19:28:45 IST
Ladakh stand-off: India, China release joint statement agreeing to resolve remaining issues 'expeditiously'

File image of Eastern Ladakh. PTI

New Delhi: The Indian and Chinese armies have agreed to resolve the remaining issues in eastern Ladakh in an "expeditious manner" and described their 12th round of military talks as "constructive", according to a joint statement on Monday.

Two days after the India-China military talks, the joint statement, issued by the Indian Army said both sides had a "candid and in-depth exchange" relating to disengagement along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of India-China border areas.

"The two sides noted that this round of meeting was constructive, which further enhanced mutual understanding. They agreed to resolve these remaining issues in an expeditious manner in accordance with the existing agreements and protocols and maintain the momentum of dialogue and negotiations," it added.

It said the two sides also agreed to continue effective efforts in ensuring stability along the LAC in the region and jointly maintain peace and tranquillity.

"The two sides also agreed that in the interim they will continue their effective eff=orts in ensuring stability along the LAC in the Western Sector and jointly maintain peace and tranquillity," the statement added.

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