Border Tensions Dominate India, China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

  • Tensions along India and China’s disputed Himalayan border dominated a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Asian neighbors in India’s western state of Goa.
  • The focus remains on resolving the border crisis, India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar tweeted after meeting his counterpart, Qin Gang, on the sidelines of a gathering of top diplomats for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • The two ministers also discussed the on going G-20, which India is hosting, and the BRICS grouping that has India, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and China as members, Jaishankar added in his tweet.
  • In a separate meeting between Jaishankar and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov, both sides agreed to strengthen and coordinate their positions at international forums such as the UN and the G20.

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