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Sixth Round of talks between the Special Representatives of India and China

September 28, 2005

Following is the text of a Press Release issued by Embassy of India, Beijing:

The Sixth Round of talks between the Special Representatives of India and China, Mr. M.K. Narayanan, National Security Adviser and Mr. Dai Bingguo, Vice Foreign Minister respectively, on the India-China Boundary Question was held in Beijing from September 26 to September 28, 2005. This marked the beginning of the second phase of negotiations under the mechanism of Special Representatives. During this phase, the Special Representatives are mandated to work out an agreed frame work for a boundary settlement on the basis of the ‘‘Agreement on Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for Settlement of India-China Boundary Question'', which was signed during the visit of the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to India on April 11, 2005.

The two Special Representatives held their talks in a friendly, cooperative and constructive atmosphere.

The National Security Adviser and the Special Representative of India called on Mr. Jia Qinglin, Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Member of Standing Committee of Politburo of the Communist Party of China and Mr. Li Zhaoxing, Foreign Minister of China on September 27, 2005.

Earlier, the National Security Adviser visited Shanghai on September 24-25, 2005. In Shanghai, he met with Mayor Han Zheng and held consultations with Vice Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo on September 25, 2005.

Both sides agreed to hold the next round of talks between the Special Representatives in New Delhi at a mutually convenient time, which will be decided later through the diplomatic channel.

Beijing,

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