New Delhi, Apr 17: India and China have appointed Special Representatives to workout a framework for boundary settlement, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the Government is committed to resolving outstanding differences on the boundary issue.
''The issue will be resolved through peaceful means and in a fair, reasonable, mutually acceptable and proactive manner... the representatives have been appointed to explore from the political perspective of the overall bilateral relation the framework,'' he added. Mr Mukherjee said the Prime Ministers of the two countries have also discussed the issue during Dr Manmohan Singh's China visit from January 13 to 15.
The next meeting of the Special Representatives will be held at a mutually convenient time to be decided through diplomatic channels, he added.
He said the two countries have also decided to have stronger military ties.