The leaders of India and China have agreed to work toward improving relations after meeting on September 5th.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met at the sidelines of the BRICS summit.
The meeting of major developing economies was also attended by Brazil, Russia, and South Africa in the Chinese city of Xiamen.
India’s Foreign Affairs Minister said the two leaders agreed to improve mutual trust and stressed the importance of peace along their shared border.
A standoff between troops in a contested border area recently ended when Indian troops withdrew from territory claimed by China after 10 weeks.
The border dispute marked a low point in Indian Chinese relations with each side exchanging threats and increasing troops along the border.
The leaders agreed that defense and security forces had to maintain strong contacts and cooperation to prevent a similar situation in the future.