External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar held face-to-face meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow. After a two-and-a-half-hour-long meeting that went into the night in Moscow, .External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said they had agreed on a five-point course of action to de-escalate the four-month-long standoff between troops at the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

Among the five points agreed upon between Jaishankar and Wang were that the situation on the border was not in the interest of either side. Therefore they agreed that their troops should continue dialogue, quickly disengage and maintain proper distance — to avoid any clash erupting between the two

The two ministers also agreed that the two countries will abide by pacts signed in 1993,1996, 2005 and 2012 to maintain peace on their borders

The two sides would work out new confidence building measures to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas,Tensions since May, the violent clash at Galwan which killed soldiers of both sides and other incidents have impacted the bilateral relationship, the minister said.