By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 23 June, 2013
China and Vietnam on Friday agreed to establish a hotline to deal with fishery incidents in South China Sea waters that have been a frequent source of tension between the two nations.
The agreement was detailed in an eight-clause joint statement released on Friday, the final day of Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang’s China visit, during which he held a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The neighboring countries will properly handle emergent fishery incidents so as to maintain bilateral friendly relations, the statement said.