Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) welcomes Liu Yunshan, Secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on September 19 (Photo: VNA)




Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
and National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hailed the progress
in Vietnam-China cooperation while receiving Liu Yunshan, Secretary of the
Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on September 19. 



Talking to Liu, who is also a member of China’s
Politburo Standing Committee, PM Phuc reiterated that the Vietnamese Party,
State and people always attach importance to the traditional friendship and
comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China.



He applauded recent substantive cooperation,
especially in investment, trade and tourism, along with China’s expansion of import
of Vietnam’s goods and agricultural products.



He asked both sides to promote cooperation
mechanisms’ effectiveness, improve substantive cooperation in all fields, work
harder to tackle existing problems in bilateral ties, while accelerating and
bettering the quality of joint projects. They also need to make concerted
efforts to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea, comply with the common
perceptions shared between leaders of the two Parties and countries, avoid any
actions that may escalate tensions, and join ASEAN countries to substantively
negotiate a code of conduct of parties in the East Sea (COC).



[Vietnam always treasures ties with China: Party chief]



Secretary Liu also stressed that the Chinese
Party and State treasure relations with the Vietnamese counterparts and want to
join Vietnam in lifting the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to
a new height.



Bilateral cooperation, particularly in economy
and trade, is flourishing, he said, noting that China supports the healthy and
balanced development of economic and trade ties. It also hopes for the
continued enhancement of connecting the two countries’ development strategies.


NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan receives Liu Yunshan, Secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on September 19 (Photo: VNA)




At another meeting in Hanoi, NA Chairwoman Ngan
congratulated China’s recent major achievements, valuing the encouraging
outcomes in bilateral ties in various fields, including the relationship
between the NA of Vietnam and the National People’s Congress of China.



She also asked both sides to fully and seriously
implement and agreements and common perceptions reached by leaders of the two
Parties and countries. They should also further consolidate the social
foundation and friendship between the two peoples, thus developing
Vietnam-China relations in a healthy, stable and long-term manner.



Meanwhile, the Chinese official expressed his
hope for stronger political trust, sharing of strategies, cooperation and
friendship exchanges, thereby fostering connections between the Parties and the
countries. He also voiced his support for more exchanges between the two
parliaments and peoples.-VNA