Beijing: The 16th round of India-China border talks will be held on June 28 followed by the visit of Defence Minister AK Antony a week later as the two countries 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 on Tuesday.

"The Special Representatives meeting represents another important high level contact between the two countries following Li's visit to India (last month),” China's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

"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.

The relations between the two countries enjoy sound momentum at the moment, she said adding that the two sides maintain effective communication on the boundary issue and the border areas between the two countries are generally stable and peaceful.

This is the first round of border talks which are taking place after China's new leadership headed by President Xi Jinping took over power.


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