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New Delhi: India and China exchanged views on achieving complete disengagement and resolving the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the western sector of their border areas, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.

During the 29th meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC), both sides agreed to maintain regular contact through diplomatic and military channels, the Ministry said.

The meeting in Beijing on Wednesday was held between the Indian delegation, led by the MEA Joint Secretary (East Asia), and the Chinese delegation, led by the Director General of the Boundary and Oceanic Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on how to achieve complete disengagement and resolve the remaining issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Western Sector of India-China border areas,” the Ministry said.

In the interim, both sides agreed to maintain regular contact through diplomatic and military channels and to uphold peace and tranquility on the ground in the border areas in accordance with existing bilateral agreements and protocols.

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