• China and Vietnam released a joint statement saying that they would work together to maintain “peace and stability” in the South China Sea. 
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi after the disputed waterway was widely discussed at the ASEAN summit over the weekend. 
  • Both nations had clashes at sea in recent years, with China claiming ownership of almost all of the South China Sea.

China and Vietnam released a joint statement on Monday, saying that they have reached a “consensus” over disputed areas in the South China Sea.

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong during a state visit to Hanoi on Sunday to discuss the countries bilateral relations and maritime issues. Both leaders attended the ASEAN conference over the weekend, where the issue of the South China Sea was widely discussed.

 

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