WMCC meeting between India and China held in Beijing after 3 years, discussion on restoration of peace on LAC

Three years later, a meeting of the Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) was held between India and China, in which issues including restoration of peace in the LAC and bilateral relations were discussed.

Feb 23, 2023 - 11:50
WMCC meeting between India and China held in Beijing after 3 years, discussion on restoration of peace on LAC

India and China held a meeting of the Consultation and Coordination System (WMCC) on Wednesday, 22 February, amid the ongoing tension on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Earlier, the face-to-face WMCC meeting between India and China was held on 14 July 2019. The Indian side was led by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, while the Chinese delegation was led by the Director General of Boundary and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs. In this meeting, it was decided between the two countries that the 18th Senior Commanders' meeting would be called soon. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the current situation on LAC was discussed in this meeting between the two countries. During this, both India and China discussed the proposal for the withdrawal of troops from the disputed area of LAC. The main objective of the meeting was the restoration of peace, in which both countries talked about the normalization of bilateral relations.

Issuing the statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said that the two countries agreed to hold the next (18th) round of senior commanders' meetings at the earliest in accordance with existing bilateral agreements and protocols. Along with this, both sides also agreed to continue discussions through military and diplomatic channels.

Establish of Consultation and Coordination System (WMCC) so that matters related to the border can be discussed between the two countries. In May 2020, there was a clash between the armies of the two countries on the LAC, but the face-to-face meeting could not take place due to the Corona epidemic. Although the online meeting was organized. That's why today the WMCC meeting between the two countries is being considered very important.

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