Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phucand National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hailed the progressin Vietnam-China cooperation while receiving Liu Yunshan, Secretary of theSecretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on September 19.
Talking to Liu, who is also a member of China’sPolitburo Standing Committee, PM Phuc reiterated that the Vietnamese Party,State and people always attach importance to the traditional friendship andcomprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China.
He applauded recent substantive cooperation,especially in investment, trade and tourism, along with China’s expansion of importof Vietnam’s goods and agricultural products.
He asked both sides to promote cooperationmechanisms’ effectiveness, improve substantive cooperation in all fields, workharder to tackle existing problems in bilateral ties, while accelerating andbettering the quality of joint projects. They also need to make concertedefforts to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea, comply with the commonperceptions shared between leaders of the two Parties and countries, avoid anyactions that may escalate tensions, and join ASEAN countries to substantivelynegotiate a code of conduct of parties in the East Sea (COC).
Secretary Liu also stressed that the ChineseParty and State treasure relations with the Vietnamese counterparts and want tojoin Vietnam in lifting the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership toa new height.
Bilateral cooperation, particularly in economyand trade, is flourishing, he said, noting that China supports the healthy andbalanced development of economic and trade ties. It also hopes for thecontinued enhancement of connecting the two countries’ development strategies.
At another meeting in Hanoi, NA Chairwoman Ngancongratulated China’s recent major achievements, valuing the encouragingoutcomes in bilateral ties in various fields, including the relationshipbetween the NA of Vietnam and the National People’s Congress of China.
She also asked both sides to fully and seriouslyimplement and agreements and common perceptions reached by leaders of the twoParties and countries. They should also further consolidate the socialfoundation and friendship between the two peoples, thus developingVietnam-China relations in a healthy, stable and long-term manner.
Meanwhile, the Chinese official expressed hishope for stronger political trust, sharing of strategies, cooperation andfriendship exchanges, thereby fostering connections between the Parties and thecountries. He also voiced his support for more exchanges between the twoparliaments and peoples.-VNA
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