Beijing- China and India have agreed to properly handle and control their disputes and jointly safeguard peace and tranquility, in their border regions before the boundary issue is solved.

At the 18th round of talks of special representatives for boundary issue, Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, exchanged in depth their opinions on the boundary issue, and made strategic communications on bilateral ties, as well as international and regional issues of mutual interest.

The two sides said that after Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India last September, the leaders of the two countries have given guidelines for the development of strategic cooperation, between the two countries in the next five to 10 years.

The two sides will make common efforts to implement the important consensus reached by their leaders, maintain the momentum of high-level exchange of visits, and enhance the development of China-India strategic cooperation partnership. The two sides also reviewed the progress achieved over the past years at the talks of special representatives on boundary issue.

They emphasized that the two sides should continue to move forward the process of framework talks in a correct direction on the basis of the existing achievements and consensus, while taking into consideration of the overall bilateral relations and long- term interests of the two peoples.

The two sides also agreed to work together to promote pragmatic cooperation in all fields, strengthen coordination and provide mutual support in international and regional affairs and build closer relations of development partnership, in order to contribute to global peace and development.