China, Vietnam resolve border disputeJanuary 1st, 2009 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Jan 1 (Xinhua) China and Vietnam Wednesday announced that they completed the demarcation of their land boundary.In a joint statement, officials from both the countries said that they resolved their long-standing border dispute during a latest round of talks here Dec 28-31.
The outcome was achieved due to concerted efforts of officials of the two countries in accordance with the 1999 China-Vietnam land boundary treaty, it said.
The China-Vietnam border demarcation holds a major historical significance in their relations, the statement added.
It will bring new opportunities to the border provinces in the two countries to expand cooperation, develop economy and strengthen friendly exchanges, it said. It will bring long-term peace and stability to the region.
The two countries will hold a ceremony at a proper time to celebrate the successful completion of their land border demarcation, it added.