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China, India hold second commander-level meeting, agree to maintain dialogue for peace in border area

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XinhuaUpdated: June 24, 2020

Chinese and Indian border troops held a second round of talks at the level of corps commanders in the border area on June 22, and both agreed to keep up dialogue and work together for peace and tranquility on the ground along the border, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Tuesday.

Media reports quoted Indian army sources as saying that on June 22, an 11-hour long commander-level meeting was held between India and China, and the two sides exchanged views on the current situation in the border area.

In response, Zhao told a news briefing that it is also the first such meeting after the Galwan Valley incident on June 15, and the holding of the talks shows that both sides hope to properly handle differences and manage and ease the situation through dialogue and consultation.

"During the talks, the two sides, on the basis of the first commander-level talks, had an in-depth and candid exchange of views on outstanding issues in border management and control and agreed to take necessary measures to lower the temperature," Zhao said.

Both agreed to keep up dialogue and work together for peace and tranquility on the ground along the border, he said. 

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