Vietnam, China undertake joint patrol

Updated: 2013-07-26 07:59


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HANOI - Two ships of Vietnam Marine Police are ready to join the eighth joint patrol with the Chinese side on fishery cooperation of the Tonkin Gulf on Thursday, local media reported.

The joint sea patrol in the common fishing ground in the Tonkin Gulf is aimed at preserving and developing the friendly neighboring relations between Vietnam and China, reported local VNExpress.

It will also enhance their coordination in implementing agreed regulations on the maritime joint patrols, thus contributing to preserving and exploiting maritime resources in a sustainable manner in waters designated in the Tonkin Gulf Agreement between the two countries, said the report.

Participants at the patrol will exchange experience in controlling fishing activities, informing each other of their implementation of the signed agreement on fishing cooperation among fishermen of the two countries, and in ensuring maritime safety, security and order of fishing activities at sea.

Members of the Vietnam Marine Police Department on board two vessels CSB 2005 and CSB2008 on Wednesday left northern Hai Phong Port for the joint patrol.