August 9, 2012
Reposted from Kuensel
The 20th round of boundary talks with the government of the People’s Republic of China is scheduled for August 10 in the capital.
The vice minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms Fu Ying, will be leading an eight-member delegation from the People’s Republic of China, who are expected to arrive in the capital on August 9.
Economic affairs minister, who is also the minister-in-charge of foreign affairs Khandu Wangchuk will lead the Bhutanese delegation for the boundary talks.
International boundaries secretary Dasho Pema Wangchuk, foreign secretary Yeshey Dorji and officials from the foreign affairs ministry and International Boundaries Secretariat will also be present at the talk.
The 19th round of boundary talks was held in the capital in January 2010.
During the intervening period two meetings were held, that of the third Expert Group Meeting (EGM) in Beijing in July 2010 and an informal meeting of the expert group in Hong Kong in November 2011.
The boundary talks between the two nations are based on the Four Guiding Principles agreed to in 1988 and the 1998 agreement on the maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the Bhutan-China border areas.
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