Two Countries Reaches Agreement to Create Group to Explore South China Sea
Vietnam and China reached an agreement to create a group to explore the waters in the South China Sea and promised to go beyond their recent territorial disputes and further enhance their bilateral ties. The agreement came after Chinese Premier Li Keqiang had talks with the Vietnamese Premier during his three day visit which is the last leg of Southeast Asian tour.
They were also on hand to witness the signing of 12 business deals that is aimed to boost the cooperation in the industry of infrastructure, trade, maritime affairs and energy. During a press conference the two nations reached a deal that will enhance their comprehensive partnership and mutual trust after they have established a working group that concerns a joint exploration in the South China Sea. The two nations aimed to make concrete progress in exploring the Gulf of Beibu north of the South China Sea.
The development of the agreement shows that international community that both countries has the capability to keep the South China Sea peaceful while expanding their common interests and lessen their disputes and will seek a solution that will not affect their stance of the issue.