Sino-India boarder talks begin

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BEIJING: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to India for the 22nd Special Representatives’ Meeting on the China-India Boundary Question from Friday to Saturday, at the invitation of Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang made the announcement Friday.
The next round of India-China borders talks will be held here on Saturday, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday.
Special Representatives of both countries Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval were to earlier meet in September but the interaction was called off amidst tensions following the reorganisation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories.
Wang will be the first high ranking Chinese leader to visit India after the Modi-Xi informal meeting in October in Mammalapuram. It is also the first after India decided not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) with 15 other countries including China. India and China have held over 20 rounds of talks at the Special Representative level to resolve their dispute over nearly 4,000 km of boundary.