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Less sensitive issues on East Sea discussed with China

Update: April, 26/2013 - 09:35
HA NOI (VNS)— Viet Nam and China have exchanged views on less sensitive issues involving the East Sea and other maritime issues.

These include the implementation of projects on marine environmental protection, marine science research, sea search and rescue, and preventing and responding to natural disasters.

This took place at the third round of negotiations on less sensitive fields at sea in Beijing from April 22-24.

The negotiations were said to be in accordance with the common perception of high-ranking leaders from both sides.

They are based on principles stipulated in the Viet Nam–China agreement guiding the settlement of maritime issues signed on October 11, 2011.

The two sides agreed to give priority to three projects, including sea search and rescue, research on the island and environmental management of the Tonkin Gulf and research comparing Holocene sediments in the Red River Delta and Changjiang River Delta.

They also agreed to work closely to implement the projects and hold a fourth round of negotiations in Ha Noi later this year. — VNS

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