The 21st round of the boundary talks between the government of Bhutan and People’s Republic of China was held in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu on 22 August 2013. Bhutan and China reaffirmed their commitment to resolve the boundary issue at the earliest through mutual consultation, understanding and accommodation.
The two sides expressed satisfaction with the talks and agreed to conduct Joint Technical Field Survey in the first week of September in Pasamlung area in Bumthang. While the Bhutanese delegation was led by Foreign Minister, Rinzin Dorje, the Chinese delegation was led by Vice Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Liu Zhenrrin. The Talks were held in a frank and cordial manner.
The boundary talks provided the opportunity for Bhutan and China to better understand each other's positions better on the issues related to boundary and in arriving at an early and amicable settlement of the boundary between the two countries.
Who: Bhutan and China
What: held boundary talks
When: 22 August 2013