NEW DELHI, Aug 29 - Bhutan today welcomed the end of the 73-day standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in Doklam and hoped it would help maintain peace and status quo at the tri-junction.
�Bhutan welcomes the disengagement by the two sides at the face-off site in the Dokalam area,� the Bhutanese foreign ministry said. �We hope this contributes to the maintenance of peace and tranquillity and status quo along the borders of Bhutan, China and India in keeping with the existing agreements between the respective countries,� it said.
In a major diplomatic breakthrough to end the prolonged standoff between their troops, India and China yesterday disengaged their border personnel at Dokalam.
Troops of the two countries had been locked in a standoff in Dokalam since June 16 after Indian troops stopped the Chinese Army from building a road in the strategically key Doklam region, a disputed area between China and Bhutan. � PTI