Jaishankar meets with his Chinese counterpart amid LAC strains to talk about full restoration and maintenance of peace at borders.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held a one-hour meeting on Wednesday in Dushanbe with the aim of resolving the prominent problems along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
The talks took place on the sidelines of a foreign ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) with stress that peace and tranquility were essential for the development of the bilateral ties.
After the meeting, Jaishankar said he highlighted that unilateral change of status quo was not acceptable to India and that both sides agreed on assembling an early meeting of the senior military commanders.
“Concluded a one-hour bilateral meeting with State Councilor and FM Wang Yi of China on the sidelines of Dushanbe SCO Foreign Ministers Meeting. Discussions focused on the outstanding issues along the LAC in the Western Sector,” Jaishankar tweeted.
During the early part of the meeting, Jaishankar presented a three-point roadmap for Afghanistan that necessitated discontinuance of violence and terrorist attacks, settlement of the conflict through political dialogue and steps to ensure that neighbouring countries are not threatened by terrorism, separatism and extremism.
Russian Foreign Minister Serge Lavrov, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar were among those who participated at the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) contact group.
Peace talks fortified with the backbone of positive steps will bring harmony to the neighboring nations and smooth out the rocky roads of instability, terrorism, and violence to eventually bring stability to promote trade and prosperity to India and its neighbors.