India, China To Set Up New Working Group On Border Issue – Amit Baruah

From Hindustan Times:

India and China have decided to set up a working group that will prepare a framework to resolve their decades-old border dispute, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said after meeting his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on Thursday.

“The 11th round of talks between the Special Representatives (tasked to tackle the border issue) was successful. They have decided to set up a working group to prepare a framework arrangement. Let us wait for the recommendations of the working group.”

The working group was agreed upon by Special Representatives MK Narayanan and Dai Bingguo in line with an April 2005 accord on political parameters and guiding principles to resolve the border issue between the two countries. [Full Text]

Read also China visit a ‘milestone’ in Sino-India relations: Sonia Gandhi from PTI, and China, India voice commitment to step up partnership by Xinhua:

China and India voiced their commitment to handle bilateral relations at a strategic level and step up the partnership to a higher level.

The consensus was reached during the visiting Indian Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi‘s meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao here on Friday.

The Chinese President said that China- have developed in depth and enjoyed good momentum in recent years, noting that long-term friendship, cooperation with mutual benefits and common development between the two nations will change Asia and the world “in a profound way”. [Full Text]

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