Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Sino-India border talks on June 28

National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon will hold talks with his new Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on June 28-29

Sino-India border talks on June 28 (© Reuters)

Beijing: The 16th round of India-China border talks will be held here on June 28 followed by the visit of Defence Minister A K Antony a week later as the two countries are set to resume top level contacts to build on the recent visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to New Delhi.

National Security Advisor and India's Special Representative (SR) for Sino-India border talks, Shivshankar Menon, would hold the border talks with his new Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi on June 28-29, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced.

"The Special Representatives meeting represents another important high level contact between the two countries following Li's visit to India (last month). Therefore China pays high attention to the meeting," China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing here while announcing Menon's visit.

"The two countries will follow through on the requirements of the leaders of the two countries and maintain the negotiation momentum, safeguard the peace and tranquillity at the border areas, exchange views on bilateral relations as well as major international and regional issues and push for comprehensive and in-depth development of the bilateral relations", she said.

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