India, China reiterate desire to resolve boundary question through talks

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New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): India and China on Thursday reiterated their firm commitment to resolve outstanding differences, including the boundary question at an early date through peaceful negotiations.

In a joint communiqu‚ issued after bilateral discussions at Hyderabad House here, both countries reiterated that the resolution of the boundary question is one of the ten-pronged strategies agreed by leaders of the two countries.

The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to the Agreement on Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for Settlement of the Boundary Question agreed in 2005 and the process of negotiations being undertaken by the Special Representatives and resolved to actively seek a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution from the political and strategic perspective.

Pending the resolution of the boundary question, the two sides shall work together to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas in line with the previous agreements.

Both countries also called for continued international adherence to the principles of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol including that of "common but differentiated responsibilities".

Both sides also appreciated the joint efforts of India and China in the international negotiations towards arriving at fair and balanced climate agreements with the aim of further enabling the full, effective and sustained implementation of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol according to the mandate of Bali Roadmap.

Both sides appreciated bilateral cooperation in the area of mitigating and adapting to climate change and agreed to strengthen such cooperation.

They welcomed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries on Cooperation in Green Technologies.

China appreciated India's hosting the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Bio-diversity Convention in 2012. (ANI)

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