Vietnam-China joint working group on demarcation of Tonkin Gulf

Ha Noi, Nov. 8 (VNA) -- Members of the Vietnamese-Chinese joint working group on the demarcation of the Bac Bo (Tonkin) Gulf have affirmed their determination to fulfil their task this year as agreed upon by top leaders of the two countries.

Both sides, during their 16th meeting in Beijing, China, from Oct. 30-Nov. 4, continued their discussions on the contents and technical aspect of the delineation, and agreed to exert more joint efforts to reach the goal.

The two sides also agreed that the 17th meeting of the joint working group will be held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, this month.

The 16th meeting took place in a frank and friendly atmosphere.

Head of the Chinese side Wang Yi, who is also Assistant to the Foreign Minister, received members of the group and witnessed the signing of the minutes of the meeting on Nov. 3.