Indian FM meets Chinese counterpart, calls for early resolution of issues in Ladakh

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Indonesia’s Bali and called for an early resolution of all the outstanding issues along the LAC in eastern Ladakh.
The foreign minister recalled the disengagement achieved in some friction areas and reiterated the need to sustain the momentum to complete disengagement from all the remaining areas to restore peace and tranquility in the border areas, according to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
Jaishankar reaffirmed the importance of fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols, and the understandings reached between the two ministers during their previous conversations. In this regard, the statement said, both ministers affirmed that the military and diplomatic officials of the two sides should continue maintaining regular contact and looked forward to the next round of Senior Commanders’ meeting at an early date.
The EAM also reiterated that India-China relationship is best served by observing the three mutuals – mutual respect, mutual sensitivity and mutual interests.