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Beijing
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PRESS RELEASE
11th meeting of India-China Expert Level Mechanism (ELM) on Trans-border Rivers

The 11th meeting of the India-China Expert Level Mechanism (ELM) on Trans-border Rivers was held in Hangzhou, China on 26-27 March 2018. The Indian side was led by Mr. Teerath Singh Mehra, Commissioner (B&B), Ministry of Water Resources, RD&GR and the Chinese side by Mr. Yu Xingjun, Consul, Department of International Cooperation Science and Technology, Ministry of Water Resources.
 
2. The meeting was held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere. Both sides reviewed the progress made since the earlier meetings of the ELM and their continued cooperation on provision of hydrological information and emergency management in respect of trans-border rivers. They also reviewed the data utilization report upon provision of hydrological information provided by China to India in flood season on Brahmaputra and Sutlej Rivers.
 
3. The institutional mechanism of the ELM was established in 2006 to discuss various issues related to trans-border rivers. Under existing bilateral Memorandums of Understanding, China provides to India hydrological information of Brahmaputra River (Yarlong Zangbo) and Sutlej River (Langqen Zangbo) during the flood seasons.
 
Hangzhou
27 March 2018