China, Vietnam talk free navigation

(VOV) - Deputy Head of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s National Boundary Commission and Head of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Department on Boundary and Ocean Affairs conducted the fourth round of negotiations on an agreement on free navigation at the mouth of Bac Luan River between Vietnam and China.

The meeting running from January 27-29 took place in a friendly and frank manner.

The two sides focused on dealing with dissent issues and agreed on specific contents to get a better understanding of each other's views. They also consented to speed up negotiations for the early signing of the pact later this year.

The minutes of the meeting were signed on the occasion.