The Vietnamese delegation was led by Nguyen Anh Dung, Deputy Chairman of the National Boundary Commission under the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Chinese side was headed by Wang Wenli, Counselor of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs under the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

Vietnam and China will jointly protect and boost tourism resources at Ban Gioc – Detian Waterfalls. (Photo: VnExpress)

The meeting took place in a friendly and straight atmosphere and achieved a number of concrete outcomes. Accordingly, the two sides agreed that the committee scored outstanding achievements last year. The two countries’ border agencies and local authorities worked closely and actively to promote practical exchanges, thus facilitating stability and development in border areas.

They also agreed on how to cooperate in border management for 2017, including building embankments for bordering rivers and streams and border markers, opening and upgrading border gates, accelerating construction of transport facilities and connectivity in border areas, labor management, and effective prevention and control of trans-border crimes.

Both sides also pledged to speed up the implementation of the agreement on protecting and boosting tourism resources at Ban Gioc – Detian Waterfalls and the agreement on free navigation of boats at the mouth of the Bac Luan River, further enhance the management and protection of water resources, environment, traveling on bordering lakes and rivers, as well as prevent forest fires in border areas.

The eighth session of this kind is slated to be held in Vietnam this year.

Translated by Huu Duc