Vietnamese Deputy PM Hosts Chinese Ambassador to Promote Bilateral Cooperation
|Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang (R) receives Chinese Ambassador Xiong Bo in Hanoi on February 8. (Photo: VGP)|
Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang of Vietnam in Hanoi on February 8, the Chinese ambassador assured China is willing to work alongside Vietnam to promote bilateral cooperation in economy, trade and other fields in a more practical and effective manner.
Lauding progress recorded in the two Parties’ relations as well as the bilateral economic, trade and investment collaboration, host and guest agreed that the key task is to effectively implement a joint statement and many cooperation agreements signed between their countries during a recent official visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to China.
Meanwhile, Deputy PM Tran Luu Quang who hosted the Chinese Ambassador suggested both countries maintain high-level reciprocal visits, well organize the 15th meeting of the Steering Committee for Vietnam – China bilateral cooperation, as well as hold exchanges between the two countries’ communist parties, ministries, mass organizations and localities.
He also suggested the two sides maintain bilateral trade growth in a balanced and sustainable direction, raise the scale and quality of investment cooperation, resolve pending issues in a number of cooperation projects, and make preparations for tourism recovery following China’s recent decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions and reopen borders.
Ambassador Xiong Bo welcomed Deputy PM Tran Luu Quang’s proposals and said the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi will act as a bridge to foster the comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership between China and Vietnam, according to the VOV.
Agreeing with his host, the Chinese diplomat stated the embassy will promote its role in connecting competent agencies, sectors and localities of Vietnam and China as well as in boosting the effective implementation of agreements, contributing to the fortification of the partnership.
Xiong affirmed that China supports Vietnam in building an independent, self-reliant economy of high-quality development and extensive international integration, and is willing to work with Vietnam to promote the effective and practical growth of their economic and trade cooperation.
Both host and guest reviewed major developments in the Vietnam – China relations and exchanged views on measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation, including realizing the high-level perceptions following Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s recent visit to China.
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