India-China Ties Must Be Based On “3 Mutuals”: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar today conveyed to his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi the need for an early resolution of all outstanding issues along the Line of Actual Control or LAC in eastern Ladakh and that bilateral ties should be based on “three mutuals” of respect, sensitivity and interest.

At a one-hour meeting in Bali on the sidelines of a conclave of foreign ministers of the G20 nations, Mr Jaishankar and Mr Wang looked forward to the next round of military talks between the two sides at an early date to resolve the boundary issue.

The Ministry of External Affairs or MEA said Mr Jaishankar reaffirmed the importance of “fully abiding” by bilateral agreements and protocols, and the understandings reached between him and Mr Wang in their previous conversations.

“The External Affairs Minister (EAM) called for an early resolution of all the outstanding issues along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh,” the MEA said in a statement. Recalling the disengagement achieved in some friction areas, Jaishankar reiterated the need to sustain the momentum to complete disengagement from all the remaining areas to restore peace and tranquillity in areas along the LAC.