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The foreign Ministers of China and India agreed to reduce tensions on the border

Foreign Minister Wang Yi and foreign Minister of India Subramaniam Jaishankar Wednesday during a telephone conversation agreed as soon as possible to reduce tensions on the border, said in a statement the Chinese foreign Ministry.

"The parties agreed as soon as possible to reduce the stress of the situation (in the area of conflict – ed.) and on the basis of the so far achieved agreement between the two countries to ensure peace and tranquility in the border area", - said in a statement the Chinese foreign Ministry.

An incident between Chinese and Indian military took place in the evening of June 15 in the region of the valley Galvan in Ladakh. According to the Chinese military, on the border, the Indian military is in breach, and again breached the line of actual control, deliberately carried out a provocative attack that has led to fierce collision, was wounded and killed. Chinese foreign Ministry protested and made a presentation of India in connection with a new incident on the border. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of India stated that the collision occurred as a result of efforts of the Chinese side to unilaterally change the consensus to respect the line of actual control in the valley Galvan.

Between China and India has a long-standing territorial dispute about the ownership of the plot of the mountainous area in the North of Kashmir, and almost 60 thousand square kilometres in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The line of actual control passes into the region of Ladakh. In the fall of 1962, the dispute escalated into a border war. In 1993 and 1996, China and India signed the agreement on maintaining peace in the disputed areas.