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Vietnam, China to sign agreement on Bac Luan River mouth navigation soon

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 17:16 GMT+7

Vietnam and China have agreed that the two countries will soon sign an agreement on navigation at the mouth of the Bac Luan River on their border. The agreement was made during the sixth round of talks between the two sides on the issue in Beijing on Tuesday, according to the Vietnam News Agency. The river links the northeastern Vietnamese province of Quang Ninh and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southwest China. After discussing the differences, the two sides finally concurred on all articles and signed the draft documents on the “agreement on boats and ships” and the attached “regulations on navigation.”

Both sides agreed to rapidly complete the verification of the draft agreement based on the law of each country and hold the next round of talks soon for the signing of the pact. The conclusion of the talks and early signing of the agreement on navigation at the mouth of the Bac Luan River and another agreement on cooperation in exploiting and protecting tourism resources at Ban Gioc Waterfall in the northern Vietnamese province of Cao Bang within this year are expected to boost trade, tourism and cooperation between border localities of the two countries. Such agreements will help build a borderline of peace, stability, friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and China.

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