developing relations with China

Viet Nam gives top priority to developing relations with China – says Prime Minister

VGP: Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Pham Minh Chinh met with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping in Hanoi on December 13 as part of the latter’s state visit to Viet Nam, emphasizing to give top priority to developing relations with China.

PM Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that the visit by Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping and his spouse demonstrated the importance the Chinese Party and State have attached to Viet Nam and bilateral relations.

Reviewing the practical cooperation between Viet Nam and China in recent times, PM Pham Minh Chinh said the two sides should strengthen strategic exchanges at all levels, promote the important role of the defence-security cooperation pillar, and improve the efficiency of practical cooperation in all fields. Viet Nam gives top priority to developing relations with China: PM

He proposed China continue to expand the import of Vietnamese goods, including agricultural and aquatic products, and deploy smart border gates; increase investments in Viet Nam, particularly in high-tech and green transition; step up strategic infrastructure connectivity as well as transport and border gate connectivity; soon establish a working group to completely remove obstacles to pending projects; and accelerate the implementation of non-refundable aid projects.

The PM also suggested China expand financial and monetary cooperation, consider establishing a working group to push ahead with tourism recovery, enhance locality-to-locality and people-to-people exchanges, and strengthen coordination at multilateral forums.

According to the PM, the two sides should well control disagreements and properly handle issues at sea in the spirit of friendship, mutual respect, and in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping concurred with PM Pham Minh Chinh’s proposals and affirmed that Viet Nam and China are important partners of each other.

He urged the two sides to accelerate strategic connectivity, effectively deploy the cooperation plan connecting the “Two Corridors, One Belt” framework and the “Belt and Road” initiative, and ramp up practical cooperation in all fields, bringing tangible benefits to their people.

The two sides should work together to boost economic and trade recovery, he said, emphasising that China is ready to expand the import of high-quality goods and agricultural products from Viet Nam and encourage capable Chinese enterprises to invest in the Southeast Asian country.

The Chinese leader suggested the two countries enhance infrastructure and supply and production chain connectivity, and raise cooperation quality in the fields of high technology and digital economy.

He underscored the need to increase cooperation to maintain security and social order and stability, and expand cultural and people-to-people exchanges to improve understanding and closeness between the people of the two countries.

The Chinese leader also suggested the two sides strengthen coordination at multilateral forums in order to build a fair and open international order, strictly implement high-level agreements and common perceptions, control and satisfactorily handle differences, and jointly maintain peace, stability, and cooperation in the region and the world./.-VNA


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