Vietnamese, Chinese coast guards at the event (Source: VNA)
 
Hai Phong (VNA) – The Vietnamese and Chinese coast guards began their joint fishery inspection for 2019 in the Gulf of Tonkin on April 24.

The Vietnamese side included Vice Commander of the Vietnamese Coast Guard 1 Luong Cao Khai and Vessels 8003 and 8004, while the Chinese side had deputy head of the Nan Hai branch office Liu Tianrong and Vessels 3305 and 46305.

Both sides held talks onboard Vessel CSB 8004 to reach consensus on fishery inspection in the area, including monitoring the implementation of the fishery cooperation agreement at nine points in the Gulf of Tonkin’s joint fishing area.

It was the 17th time they had conducted joint inspection since the agreement took effect. Activities include expertise exchange, inspection and supervision of fishermen’s fishing vessels.

Liu said ties between the Vietnamese and Chinese coast guards have been growing rapidly and substantially, contributing to promoting extensive cooperation between the Vietnamese and Chinese law enforcement forces while raising mutual understanding between the two countries’ governments and peoples.

Also on April 24, they presented gifts to Nguyen Van Son, captain of fishing Vessel TH 92016 TS with nine crewmembers aboard.

The joint inspection will last till April 26.-VNA