Party General Secretary Concludes Official Visit to China

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam arrived in Hanoi on November 1 evening, concluding an official visit to China at the invitation of Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping.
November 02, 2022 | 06:16
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrives in Hanoi after the visit to China. (Photo: VNA)
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrives in Hanoi after the visit to China. Photo: VNA

During his visit from October 30-November 1, Party General Secretary Trong held talks with Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping, received the Friendship Order of China, and met with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China Li Zhanshu, and Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee Wang Yang, Nhan dan (People) newspaper said.

At the talks and meetings, the two sides had in-depth exchanges, and reached many important common perceptions on the relations of the two Parties and countries.

On the occasion, 13 cooperation documents between the countries’ ministries, sectors and localities were signed.

Joint statement underlines deepening Vietnam-China partnership

General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping presents China's Friendship Order to General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong. (Photo: VNA)
General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping presents China's Friendship Order to General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: VNA

At the end of the visit, the two sides issued a joint statement on continuing to promote and deepen the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, VOV reported.

The two countries persist with the motto "friendly neighborliness, comprehensive cooperation, long-term stability and forward-looking" in the spirit of "good neighbors, good friends, and good partners.”

They aim to develop their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in a durable, healthy, and stable manner, the statement said.

Both sides will increase strategic discussions, consolidate political trust, ensure equality and mutual respect, deepen win-win cooperation, appropriately handle differences on the basis of mutual understanding and respect, and join forces in addressing regional and global challenges.

The Communist Parties of Vietnam and China will strengthen their traditional cooperation, contributing to safeguarding the socialist regime in each country and advancing Vietnam-Sino relations.

The armies of Vietnam and China will increase high-level contact and enhance exchange and cooperation including joint patrol of the Tonkin Gulf and the land border area.

The two sides agreed to accelerate the connection between the “Two corridors, one belt” framework and the “Belt and Road” initiative, reduce unbalanced trade, and push up cross-border infrastructure development.

They will continue adhering to the perception reached between their leaders and the bilateral agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues, promote the comprehensive and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (Bien Dong Sea) and soon reach the Code of Conduct.

They also agreed to manage sea-related differences, avoid actions that complicate the situation and expand disputes, as well as maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea and enhance marine cooperation.

Vietnam reiterated the “One China” policy and support of peaceful development of cross-strait relations and China’s unification, and the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs.

Vietnam voiced support for China’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, the joint statement said.

Party chief sends thank-you message to Chinese leader

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping (Photo: VNA)
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping. Photo: VNA

Following the visit, Party General Secretary Trong cabled a thank-you message to Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping.

In the message, Trong thanked Xi and asked him to convey his sincere thanks to other Chinese Party and State leaders, and people for their friendship and warm welcome.

The Vietnamese Party chief said he was deeply impressed by successes of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), with both theoretical and practical reviews, along with noted achievements recorded by Chinese people over the past time under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the nucleus.

Trong noted that he and the high-ranking Vietnamese Party and State delegation were pleased with the results of the visit, especially the contents touched upon during talks and meetings.

“I believe that the visit will help to define long-term orientations for the relations between the two Parties, States and peoples to further grow in a stable and sustainable manner,” he said.

The positive outcomes reaped during the trip will, for sure, significantly contribute to enhancing the friendship and mutual political trust, and promoting and deepening the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, for the development of each country, for the sake of their people, and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the word, he stressed.

At the end of the message, Trong wished Xi and other Party and State leaders of China good health and happiness, and that the Vietnam-China long-standing friendship will be green and sustainable forever./.

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