BEIJING: China said its vice foreign minister held frank and friendly talks with his Vietnamese counterpart in Hanoi on Thursday (Nov 9) that encompassed bilateral ties, land borders and maritime issues.
The meeting between Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong and Vietnam’s Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Duong had not previously been disclosed by Beijing.
They agreed that bilateral relations have maintained good momentum under both countries’ current leadership, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Friday in response to reporters’ questions.
The two sides value the progress made in the opening and upgrading of border crossings and infrastructure connectivity, Wang told a regular news conference.
He added that they had agreed to try to make the Sino-Vietnamese land border a border of “permanent peace” and “intergenerational friendship and prosperous development”.
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