Three bilateral agreements on borders and landmarks between Vietnam and China took effect Wednesday (July 7), eight months after they were signed last year.
The agreements are contained in the Protocol on Border Demarcation and landmark planting, the Agreement on Border Management Regulations, and the Agreement on Border-gates and their management regulations.
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ho Xuan Son, and his Chinese counterpart, Zhang Zhijun, had said then that with the new agreements, all matters relating to the land border between the two countries over the past 36 years had been closed, finally.
Together with 1,921 land markers planted along the 1,499.6-kilometer-long border line, the agreements will also form a solid legal base for the peaceful, friendly and long-lasting development of border areas between Vietnam and China, they said.
The two high-ranking representatives also agreed to establish a Vietnam China Joint Committee on land borders as well as a mechanism to manage agreements signed on November 18 last year.