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China,India hold 15th round of special representatives talks on border

(Xinhua)

09:37, January 18, 2012

NEW DELHI, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The 15th round of China India Special Representatives Talks on Boundary Questions ended here Tuesday after two days of discussion.

Chinese Special Representative, State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Indian Special Representative, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon had a candid and in-depth discussion on issues related to maintaining peace and tranquillity in border areas of the two countries.

Both sides expressed willingness to carry forward the process of framework negotiation under the agreement of political guidelines in resolving boundary questions, seeking fair and proper solutions acceptable to both sides.

Exchanging views on the framework of resolution, the two sides decided to sum up the record agreed upon since framework negotiation began, and confirm in a proper manner so as to provide guidelines for future negotiation.

The two sides reiterated their efforts in maintaining peace and tranquillity along their common borders before the resolution of boundary questions.

Reflecting on the healthy development of the Sino-India relations in recent years, both sides are encouraged by the progress. As the current international system is undergoing profound changes that provide historical opportunity for China and India, the two countries have immense potentials for cooperation and broad prospect for future development.

During the meeting, representatives of the two governments signed Agreement on the Establishment of a Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs. State Councilor Dai Bingguo and Indian Special Representative, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon attended the signing ceremony. They agreed that the next round of Special Representative talks will be held in China.

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