Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation arrived in Hanoi on January 15, concluding their four-day official visit to China at the invitation of Chinese General Secretary and President Xi Jinping.
During the visit, Party General Secretary Trong held talks with Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping, and had meetings with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng, and Secretary of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Discipline Inspection Wang Qishan.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong was greeted to leave China on January 15__Photo: VNA
The Vietnamese Party leader also attended a function celebrating the 67th anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic relations and the Lunar New Year 2017.
The two sides signed 15 cooperation documents in various fields and issued a 10-point joint communiqué.
Through the talks and meetings, the two sides informed each other of the situation in each country, exchanged opinions and reached consensus on deepening the relationship between the two Parties and countries in the new era. They also exchanged views on international and regional issues of mutual concern.
The two sides held that Vietnam and China are two neighboring countries with long traditional friendship; both are socialist nations led by the Communist Party; and the sustainable development of each country and the friendship and good cooperation are of great importance to both nations.
The two sides consented that the Vietnam-China traditional relationship nurtured by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong and generations of leaders is a precious asset of the two Parties, States, and peoples and need to be inherited, preserved and promoted in the new situation.
The two sides agreed to maintain and increase the traditional exchanges of Vietnam-China high-ranking visits and contact, and make the best of the coordination role of exchange and cooperation mechanisms between the two Parties and countries and deepen exchanges and cooperation in diplomacy, defense, security and law enforcement.
The two sides agreed to further boost practical cooperation in economy, trade, agriculture, environment, science-technology and transport, and encourage China’s major enterprises to invest in projects suitable with Vietnam’s demand and sustainable development.
Vietnam recommended China to increase the import of highly competitive Vietnamese goods and create favorable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to invest and do business in China.
The two sides highlighted the need to promote exchanges between the Vietnamese and Chinese people, especially young generations, to enhance their mutual understanding and friendship.
The two sides also frankly and sincerely discussed sea-related issues and agreed to boost coordination and cooperation at multilateral frameworks, together preserving peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world.-(VNA)