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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on the Settlement of the Standoff Incident between China and India in the Border Areas

2013/05/07

Q: Have China and India reached agreement on resolving the standoff incident at the Tiannan River Valley? Have the two sides ended their standoff in the area?

A: China and India have recently reached agreement on proper solution of the incident in the western section of the China-India boundary through consultation. Border troops of the two sides have now withdrawn from the area of standoff at the Tiannan River Valley area.

Since the occurrence of the incident, China and India, with the larger interest of bilateral relations in mind, have taken a constructive and cooperative attitude, exercised restraint and maintained close communication and consultation through the border-related mechanism, border defense meetings and diplomatic channels. Maintaining peace and tranquility in the China-India border areas serves the common interests of both sides. China is ready to work with India to seek a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution to the boundary question at an early date.

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