Importance of India-China to remain engaged diplomatically underlined: MEA

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External affairs ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay on Friday said that Senior Union Minister briefed all national political parties on Doklam situation. There is a stand off between the armies of India and China in the Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector after Indian troops stopped a road construction by Chinese soldiers on June 16.

 Importance of India, China to remain engaged through diplomacy was underlined: MEA

"All participants expressed strong support for India's approach and also for the need for national unity. Importance of India and China to remain engaged through diplomacy was underlined," MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

Baglay said, "There was widespread appreciation of the Astana understanding between India and China that differences between them should not become disputes."

''The unique nature of very close and longstanding India - Bhutan relationship was recognised'', he added.

The briefing comes ahead of the Parliament session beginning Monday. The opposition parties had earlier said the government had not kept them informed over the developments in Dokalam.

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