Jaishankar Calls For Full Implementation Of Moscow Pact In Ladakh Row During Call With Chinese FM | India News
NEW DELHI: Stating that it was necessary to complete the disengagement process in eastern Ladakh “as soon as possible”, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Friday he conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi the need for a “full and sincere” implementation of an agreement on restoring peace and tranquility in the region.
The issue arose during a telephone conversation that Wang initiated to convey condolences from China to India on the Covid-19 situation.
Also on Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his “deepest condolences” in a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the pandemic situation in India, offering to provide support and assistance in dealing with the current surge in cases. of Covid-19 in the country.
After his conversation with Wang, Jaishankar tweeted, “He also discussed the issue of the full and sincere implementation of the Moscow Agreement of total disengagement at all points of friction throughout the LACQUER and full restoration of peace and quiet in eastern Ladakh. It agreed to continue discussions on the matter. ”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs He said the two ministers discussed pending issues related to the disconnection of all friction points along the Royal Line of Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
“The Foreign Minister conveyed that although the disengagement process had begun at the beginning of this year, it was still unfinished. He stressed that it was necessary for this process to be completed as soon as possible,” he said in a statement.
“The full restoration of peace and tranquility in the border areas would allow progress in the bilateral relationship. The two ministers agreed to continue the dialogue at the official level on this matter,” he added. ME saying.
India and China reached a five-point agreement to resolve the Ladakh eastern border dispute during talks between Jaishankar and Wang at a meeting in Moscow on September 10 on the sidelines of a Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting.
The pact included measures such as the rapid withdrawal of troops, avoiding actions that could increase tensions, compliance with all agreements and protocols on border management, and steps to restore peace throughout LAC.
India and China were locked in a military clash at multiple sticking points in eastern Ladakh since early May last year. The two sides completed the withdrawal of troops and weapons from the north and south shores of Lake Pangong in February after a series of military and diplomatic talks.
Both armies are now in talks to extend the disengagement process to the remaining sticking points.
There was no visible movement forward in troop withdrawal at the remaining sticking points, as the Chinese side showed no flexibility in its approach in the 11th round of military talks with the Chinese side. Indian army April 9th.
There were also reports that China further strengthened its positions at some of the sticking points.
On his talks with Wang, the foreign minister said that he also highlighted the importance of supply chains and openness to air flights in these circumstances.
“He appreciated their assurances in that regard, as well as a greater openness to the flights chartered by India. He discussed the international cooperation aspects of the public health response to this difficult situation,” he said.
There were reports of difficulties some US companies were facing in shipping medical shipments to India from China.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Thursday that there was an impact on some of the supplies following the Sichuan Airlines flight suspensions.