- The 4th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs was held in Beijing on 29-30 September 2013. The Indian delegation was led by Shri Gautam Bambawale, Joint Secretary (East Asia) and comprised of representatives of the Ministries of External Affairs, Defence and Home Affairs as well as members of the Indian Army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police. The Chinese delegation was led by Mr. Ouyang Yujing, Director General, Department of Boundary and Oceanic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and comprised of representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Defence of the People’s Republic of China. The Indian delegation called on Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs.
- The talks were held in a candid, constructive and forward looking atmosphere. Reviewing recent developments in the India-China border areas, especially in the Western Sector, the two delegations agreed that peace and tranquility on the border is the basis for the continued expansion of India-China relations. To this end, both sides discussed further measures to maintain stability on the border, building on existing understandings and arrangements.
- The 5th meeting of the Working Mechanism will be held in India at a mutually convenient time.
September 30, 2013