Vietnam-China ties have been improved when Party and State leaders of the two countries maintain frequent contacts and achieve common understanding on many aspects of their bilateral comprehensive partnership, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli during the latter’s three-day visit, starting from July 16.
Zhang said his visit aimed to make China and Vietnam join hands in implementing agreements reached by the two countries, which are to enhance friendship and cooperation and satisfactorily resolve differences to create an environment of peace and stability for cooperation and development.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli at the Government Office _Photo: Duc Tam/VNA
The two leaders said both sides should act promptly, exchange views on important issues and ease obstacles to cooperation, ensuring that bilateral ties develop on the right track.
They agreed on enhancing economic, trade, investment and tourism ties, and shared the hope that bilateral trade value would reach USD 100 billion in the near future.
They also agreed to promote the role of the two working groups on infrastructure and monetary affairs while discussing China’s wish to invest in major infrastructure construction projects in Vietnam.
The leaders were unanimous in encouraging exchanges and cooperation between localities, especially in border areas, accelerating the building of cross-border economic zones, increasing people-to-people exchanges, particularly among the youth, and expanding personnel training cooperation.
During the visit, an action plan on implementation of the 2016-18 cultural cooperation agreement was signed.-