On October 14, 2021, Chinese Government Representative and Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Jianghao and Bhutanese Government Representative and Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Three-Step Roadmap for Expediting the China-Bhutan Boundary Negotiation in Beijing and Thimphu via video link.
Wu Jianghao said that China and Bhutan are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. The traditional friendship between the two peoples goes back to ancient times. He believes that the MoU signed today will make a meaningful contribution to speeding up the negotiation on demarcation and promoting the process of establishing diplomatic ties between the two countries. China will follow Xi Jinping Thought on Diplomacy, practice the philosophy of neighborhood diplomacy featuring amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness, and be a good neighbor, friend, and partner of Bhutan on the principles of equality, peaceful coexistence, and win-win results.
Tandi Dorji said that the signing of the MoU is of historical significance. It is the result of joint efforts and sincere cooperation between Bhutan and China over the years. Bhutan will work with China to implement the MoU, unswervingly push forward the negotiation on demarcation, and be committed to strengthening bilateral relations.