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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Vietnam, China to deepen comprehensive strategic partnership

Updated: 11:34’ - 06/11/2015
The Vietnamese Party, State and people have continually treasured the amity with China and are willing to work with the neighboring country to deepen the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong told visiting General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of China, Xi Jinping, on November 5 in Hanoi.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong welcomed General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of China Xi Jinping on November 5 in Hanoi__Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

Trong said the Chinese leader’s state-level visit is of great significance and demonstrates that the Chinese Party and Government and the Party and State leader have placed importance on cementing and promoting the friendship and connection with Vietnam.

The two leaders highlighted the importance of consistently consolidating the traditional friendship between the two Parties and countries. They shared the need to firmly follow the orientations for the Vietnam-China friendship, maintain high-level exchanges, reinforce political trust, increase cooperation across the Party, National Assembly, Fatherland Front, ministries, sectors and localities, and boost trade and investment in an efficient, fair and healthy manner.

They also seek to broaden scientific, technological, educational, cultural and tourist cooperation, coordinate to effectively implement land border management documents, and work together to properly manage and address sea disputes without any effects on the stable and wealthy development of the bilateral relations.

General Secretary Trong suggested implementing exchange and cooperation programs and mechanisms, and fostering collaboration between the Vietnamese and Chinese parliaments and Fatherland Front agencies.

He urged both sides to take practical measures promoting the stable, balanced and sustainable development of bilateral trade while bringing into play the role of the working groups on infrastructure and monetary cooperation in boosting cooperation in related fields to achieve practical outcomes.

Vietnam and China should encourage cooperation projects within the "two corridors, one belt" framework as well as the "one belt, one road" initiative, on the basis of respecting each other’s legitimate interests, equality and mutual benefits, Trong added.

He appreciated China's decision to provide 1 billion yuan (USD 158 million) in aid for Vietnam over the next five years for the building of social welfare facilities like schools and hospitals.

Regarding the East Sea issue, Trong suggested the two sides work closely to control the situation at sea, respect each other's legitimate benefits, and avoid actions that complicate the situation and enlarge the dispute. He called on the two sides to build and strengthen strategic trust for facilitating the implementation of agreed cooperation projects at sea.

General Secretary and President Xi Jinping and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong witnessed the signing of the agreement on cooperation to protect and exploit tourist resources of the Ban Gioc Waterfall__Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

In reply, Xi Jinping described friendship and cooperation as the mainstream of the ties between Vietnam and China. He urged the two sides to increase political trust and step up dialogues and collaboration in foreign affairs, national defense and security and humanistic exchanges.

He also called for concerted efforts to boost win-win cooperation, mutual respect and friendly negotiations, put aside minor differences to seek common ground, and control disputes, thus bringing practical benefits to the two countries' peoples and contributing to peace, development and prosperity in the region.

China will encourage its businesses to forge trade cooperation and expand investment in Vietnam while coordinating with the country to properly manage disputes at sea and preserve the bilateral relationship as well as peace and stability in the East Sea, the Chinese leader noted.

Following their talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing of a number of documents, including a plan on cooperation in personnel training between the two Parties for the 2016-2020 period, an agreement on free navigation of ships at the mouth of the Ka Long (Beilun) River and another on cooperation to protect and exploit tourist resources of the Ban Gioc Waterfall between the two Governments.- (VNS/VLLF)

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