BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – India and China agreed on Friday to settle their border dispute in the Ladakh region through diplomatic channels, according to a statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Indian External Statement was issued a day before an upcoming meeting between military leaders from both countries near the conflict zone, to discuss ways to stop the tension.
Indian officials said the two sides would focus on withdrawing security reinforcements for the Indian and Chinese armies from Ladakh.
In Beijing, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters that the situation in the border area between China and India is “stable and under control.”
He affirmed that the two sides continue to communicate through diplomatic and military channels and continue their efforts to “find effective solutions to outstanding issues.”