State Councilor Yang Jiechi on June 27 met with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang respectively on bilateral relations.
During the meetings, Yang said that last year Chinese and Vietnamese party chiefs conducted exchanges of historic visits, and reached important consensus on consolidating neighborly friendship and deepening mutual beneficial cooperation, thus further pointing out direction for development of bilateral ties.
He said both sides should well implement consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, maintain frequent high level exchange of visits, deepen cooperation between the two parties as well as cooperation in areas of defense, diplomacy, law enforcement and exchanges among localities.
The two sides should accelerate the linking of development strategies, jointly promote the construction of “Belt and Road” initiative and “Two Corridors, One Belt”, increase the scale and level of practical cooperation, enhance people-to-people exchanges, consolidate social basis of traditional friendship, as well as effectively control differences and safeguard maritime stability, Yang added.
The Vietnamese party chief said Vietnam-China relations are enjoying good development momentum while exchanges between the two sides have been continuously strengthening. Vietnam is committed to developing the traditional friendship with China and attaches great importance to Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
Vietnam is willing to strengthen high-level exchanges, enhance mutual political trust, expand practical cooperation, promote people-to-people friendship, well control differences, thus further developing bilateral relations.
Tran Dai Quang, for his part, said cooperation between Vietnam and China have recently gained positive results. Both sides should make good use of the mechanism of China-Vietnam steering committee on cooperation, and further promote exchanges and cooperation at all levels and in various fields.