India and China made a useful decision on de-escalation at border, says Russia

FILE PHOTO: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Moscow, Russia September 10, 2020. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - India and China have made a useful decision on de-escalating tensions on their disputed Himalayan border, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, speaking alongside his Chinese counterpart.

Earlier on Friday, China and India said they had agreed to de-escalate renewed tensions and take steps to restore “peace and tranquillity” following a high-level diplomatic meeting in Moscow.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Alex Richardson