Chinese diplomat to hold talks in Vietnam: Beijing
June 18, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
BEIJING--China's top foreign policy official is set to hold "candid" talks in Vietnam, Beijing said Tuesday as the countries intensify accusations over a territorial dispute.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said State Councilor Yang Jiechi would Wednesday meet Pham Binh Minh, Vietnam's deputy prime minister and foreign minister.
They will "exchange views on issues concerning bilateral relations", Hua said at a regular briefing.
"State Councillor Yang Jiechi will have a candid and in-depth exchange of views with the Vietnamese side during his stay there," Hua said.