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October 12, 2023 4:05 AM EDT

China and India agreed to keep up peace alongside their widespread border within the twentieth spherical of talks between the neighbors on the worst dispute over the problem in 20 years.

“The 2 sides exchanged views in a frank, open and constructive method for an early and mutually acceptable decision,” India’s Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated in an announcement after the talks ended Wednesday.

At the very least 20 Indian and unknown variety of Chinese language troopers have been killed in a skirmish in June 2020 alongside the three,488 kilometer (2,167 miles) unmarked disputed Himalayan border. Relations between the 2 nuclear-armed nations have soured since, with India lowering visas for Chinese language nationals and tightening {qualifications} for its neighbor’s corporations.

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Navy and diplomatic discussions to resolve the disaster alongside the boundary have made incremental progress, with each side pulling again troopers from just a few friction factors.   

The 2 nations agreed to keep up the “momentum of dialogue and negotiations by means of the related navy and diplomatic mechanisms,” the Indian ministry assertion stated. “In addition they dedicated to keep up peace and tranquility on the bottom within the border areas within the interim.”

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