|Heads of the Governmental Delegations on Boundary Negotiations between China and Vietnam Hold Meeting|
From April 13 to 15, 2006, the heads of the governmental delegations on boundary negotiations between China and Vietnam held a meeting in Beijing and both sides exchanged views on the issue related to China-Vietnam land boundary demarcation. The head of the Chinese governmental delegation was Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei, while the head of the Vietnamese governmental delegation was Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Dung.
The meeting was held in a friendly, candid and pragmatic atmosphere. Both sides reviewed and made positive comments on boundary demarcation last year, exchanged views on implementing the consensus of the leaders of the two countries on concluding boundary demarcation in 2008 and agreed on resolution principles and measures for leftover issues. Both sides indicated that they will continue to keep closer cooperation and further accelerate the process of boundary survey and erection of boundary markers to ensure that all work related to land boundary demarcation will be completed on time.
On April 14, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing met with the Vietnamese delegation. He made highly positive comments on bilateral relations and emphasized that both sides should take the overall situation into consideration, strengthen mutual trust, keep closer cooperation and properly resolve related issues through friendly consultations, mutual understanding and mutual accommodation.