WMCC meeting between India, China likely today

New Delhi: The Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) is likely to take place on Friday amid the reports of Chinese slowing de-escalation process along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh.
During the weekly virtual press briefing, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, ‘… another meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) is also expected to be scheduled soon.’
India has also said that the maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the border areas is the basis of bilateral relationship.
‘It is our expectation that the Chinese side will sincerely work with us for complete disengagement and de-escalation and full restoration of peace and tranquillity in the border areas at the earliest, as agreed to by the Special Representatives,’  Srivastava said.
‘We have also made it clear that India is fully committed to observing and respecting the LAC and that we will not accept any unilateral attempts to change the status quo along the LAC,’ he added.
The two sides have agreed during the conversation of the Special Representatives to work towards complete disengagement of the troops along the LAC and de-escalation from India-China border areas for full restoration of peace and tranquillity, said Mr Srivastava.
Both sides are engaged in discussions through the established diplomatic and military channels to achieve this objective expeditiously, he added.