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China-Bhutan boundary talks to be held

On August 10, the 20th round of boundary talks between the government of the People’s Republic of China of government and Bhutan is scheduled in Thimphu.

The vice minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be leading an eight-member delegation from China, who are expected to arrive in the capital tomorrow.

Economic affairs minister, who is also the minister-in-charge of foreign affairs will lead the Bhutanese delegation for the boundary talks.
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.