Both sides scrutinized the implementation of projects signed during the 11th negotiation round and discussed new collaboration projects. They highly appreciated the successful implementation of a project that studied and compared Holocene sediments in the Red River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta, as well as the positive outcomes of projects on cooperation in releasing fry and protecting aquatic resources in the Gulf of Tonkin, and in studying the management of the sea and island environment in the Gulf of Tonkin. The two sides consented to discuss measures to speed up the signing of an agreement on search and rescue cooperation in the waters of Vietnam and China, carry out collaboration contents related to marine search and rescue as well as those regarding the signing of an agreement on the establishment of a hotline for offshore fishing emergencies. Cooperation need to be made on common perceptions and agreements reached between the senior Party and State leaders in line with international law and on the basis of mutual respect, equality, and win-win cooperation in a practical and effective manner in conformity with each side’s resources, thereby deepening the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, both sides emphasized. They consented to hold the working group’s 13th round of talks in Vietnam in the first half of 2019. At the end of the negotiation, the two sides signed the minutes of their talks.