Vietnam and China held in Hanoi from April 22-25 the fifth round of negotiations on an agreement regarding free navigation at the Bac Luan river mouth, and the third round of negotiations on an agreement on cooperation in protecting and exploiting tourism resources in the Ban Gioc Waterfall vicinity between the two countries.

The Deputy Head of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s National Boundary Commission and the Head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Department on Boundary and Ocean Affairs chaired the events.

Both sides discussed issues of mutual concern and reached a consensus on many draft contents of the two agreements.

They pledged to speed up the negotiations to discuss existing differences in opinions towards the signing of the agreements.

The two sides then signed the minutes of the meeting rounds.-VNA