India-China Foreign Ministers discuss LAC standoff in Moscow

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s busy diplomatic outreach in Moscow was capped by one of the most important and speculated bilateral meetings with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday.

The bilateral meeting which lasted for over two hours deliberated the ongoing military standoff in Ladakh. The meeting holds significance as both the ministers met for the first time in-person ever since the tension along LAC in Ladakh has heightened.

Earlier in the day, EAM attended the SCO meeting of the Council for Foreign Minister.

The deliberation in the meeting centered around the preparations regarding the upcoming meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had said on Wednesday that the SCO Heads of State Council meet will take place in November via videoconference due to the sanitary and epidemiological situation.

Meanwhile, Foreign ministers of Russia, India, and China also engaged in the RIC bloc’s meeting on the sidelines of the SCO meet on Wednesday.

The joint press release of Russia-India-China Foreign Ministers said that the Ministers exchanged views on further strengthening of Russia-India-China trilateral cooperation as well as topical issues of international and regional importance, in the spirit of mutual understanding, friendship and trust.

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