Chinese, Indian troops withdraw from border standoff
Updated: 2014-09-30 19:39
BEIJING - China and India have completed the withdrawal of troops from a standoff at the border on Tuesday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
The two sides have reached a consensus on properly resolving the recent standoff between the frontier defense troops at the border between the two countries, according to the Foreign Ministry.
"On Sept 30, the frontier defense troops of the two countries completed simultaneous withdrawal according to the steps formulated by the two sides and restored peace and tranquility in the area," the press release said.
The two sides will continue to communicate on issues relating to maintaining peace and tranquility of the border areas through the China-India border consultation and coordination mechanism, the press release said.
According to the Foreign Ministry, both sides understand that friendly cooperation conforms with their common interests and peaceful and tranquil borders are important for the growth of bilateral relations.
The press release said the two sides have the determination, wisdom and capability to jointly maintain peace and stability of the border areas to create a sound environment for the expansion of bilateral relations.