Foreign Deputy Minister Ho Xuan Son and his Chinese counterpart Zhang Zhijun on Mar. 2 opened a hotline between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs.

In their first talk on the line, the two officials affirmed they will coordinate closely to well implement the common perception between high-ranking leaders to strengthen the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. They will also deploy negotiating mechanisms on sea-related issues to promptly address arising problems in a joint effort to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea.-VNA