The Foreign ministers of China and India issued a joint press release and reached five-point consensus

Moscow, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Jaishankar held a bilateral meeting in Moscow on September 10. The two foreign ministers had a candid and constructive discussion on the development of the china-India border situation and china-India relations.

  1. The two ministers agreed that the two sides should follow the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries on the development of China-India relations, including not allowing differences between the two countries to escalate into disputes.
  2. The two foreign ministers held that the current situation in the border areas does not serve the interests of the two sides and the border troops of the two countries should continue dialogue, disengage as soon as possible, maintain necessary distance and ease the current situation.
  3. The two ministers held that the two sides should abide by existing agreements and provisions on border affairs, maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas and refrain from taking any action that might escalate the situation.
  4. The two sides agreed to maintain communication through the Meeting mechanism of special Representatives on the China-India Boundary Question and continue consultations on the working mechanism of consultation and coordination on China-India border affairs.
  5. The two Ministers agreed that, as the situation eases, the two sides should expedite the completion of new confidence-building measures to maintain and enhance peace and tranquility in the border areas.