"Both India and China agree to resolve Ladakh stand-off peacefully"
Beijing : India and China have mutually agreed to solve the Ladakh standoff peacefully in accordance with various bilateral agreements, said the Foreign Ministry.
The official statement came a day after high-level talks were held between the two countries near eastern Ladakh.
The talks were requested by India and were held at the Border Personnel Meeting Point in Maldo on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh on Saturday.
"It took place in a cordial and positive atmosphere. Both sides agreed to peacefully resolve the situation in the border areas in accordance with various bilateral agreements and keeping in view the agreement between the leaders that peace and tranquility in the India-China border regions is essential for the overall development of bilateral relations," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Indian delegation was led by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Commander of 14 Corps, while the Chinese side was headed by the Commander of the Tibet Military District.
"Both sides also noted that this year marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries and agreed that an early resolution would contribute to the further development of the relationship," the Foreign Ministry said.