Working teams from Vietnam and China conducted the first round of negotiations on cooperation in less sensitive fields at sea, in Beijing, from May 29-30.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ho Xuan Son on June 27 affirmed Vietnam’s stance on the East Sea issue, stressing the country advocates maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea.
The National Border Committee (NBC) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 3 opened a website containing information on Vietnam’s territorial borders at http://biengioilanhtho.gov.vn.
Lao Cai is the first of the seven northern border provinces to have completed its marker posting on its border with China a year ahead of schedule. Head of the National Committee for Border Affairs Vu Dung talked about the significance of the event in an interview granted to VOVNews.
Vietnam and China on November 17 released a joint statement on the official visit to Vietnam by Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People's Republic of China, from November 15-17.