The stable and sustainable development of friendly cooperation with China was a consistent and long-term priority of Vietnam’s foreign policy, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong told Chinese Party General Secretary and State President Xi Jinping during Trong’s four-day visit to China starting from April 7.
In the spirit of openness and sincerity, the two leaders reached consensus on several important orientations to strengthen trust and elevate their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in an oriented, healthy, stable and sustainable manner.
Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping and Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visit the exhibition of outcomes of the theoretical workshops between the two Communist Parties __Photo: Tri Dung/VNA
They agreed to intensify efforts to fully and effectively implement the signed commitments, boost exchanges in all fields and continue strengthening cooperative mechanisms between the two Parties.
The two leaders agreed that enhanced diplomatic, national defense and security engagements along with joint economic and trade activities would build a solid foundation for their relations.
They also agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in education, culture, information, sports, tourism and environmental protection while stepping up people-to-people exchanges, especially among the youth, patriots and academics.
Regarding the sea issues, the two sides highlighted the need to strictly implement the “Agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues between Vietnam and China”.
They stressed the need for sound negotiation mechanisms for Vietnam-China border areas as well as friendly dialogues to seek fundamental and long-term solutions acceptable to both sides.
During the visit, Vietnam and China issued a joint communiqué and signed cooperative agreements on extradition, peacekeeping, land infrastructure, financial and monetary, and oil and gas exploration.-