Hanoi (VNA) – The 10th round of negotiations of the working group on less sensitive sea-related fields between Vietnam and China was held in Beijing, China, from December 11 to 14.

In a straightforward and friendly manner, the two sides reviewed the situation and expressed their delight at the cooperation outcomes in 2017. 

They also devised a working agenda for cooperation projects in 2018, namely studying and comparing Holocene sediments of the Red River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta; exchanging information about and studying the management of the sea and island environment in the Gulf of Tonkin; and releasing fry and protecting aquatic resources in the Gulf of Tonkin.

The delegates also discussed the possibility of cooperation in some new projects within the framework of the working group on less sensitive fields at sea. They emphasised that cooperation need to be made on the basis of high-level agreements in an equal, mutually beneficiary, practical and effective manner, and in line with each side’s resources, thereby helping to promote the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

They agreed to organise the working group’s 11th round of talks in Vietnam in 2018.-VNA