Bhutan-China endorse technical survey report on boundary

The 22nd Round of the Bhutan-China Boundary Talks endorsed the Joint Report of the Joint Technical Field Survey of Bayul Pasamlung carried out in September last year, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The meeting also decided that the Expert Group on the boundary issue will meet in Bhutan later this year to work out the modalities for carrying out the Joint Technical Field Survey of the disputed areas in the Western Sector.

The meeting was held in Wutai Shan, Shanxi Province in China on 25 July 2014.

The Bhutanese delegation to the talks was led by Foreign Minister Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje and the Chinese delegation was led by Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin.

The Boundary Talks between Bhutan and China began in 1984. Bhutan and China signed the Guiding Principles on the Settlement of the Boundary Issues in 1988 and the Agreement on Maintenance of Peace and Tranquility along the border areas in 1998.

The 23rd Round of the Bhutan-China Boundary Talks is scheduled to be held in Bhutan next year.

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