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VN, China promote practical cooperation

April 18, 2017 | 13:59

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh recommended Viet Nam and China speed up mutually beneficial and practical cooperation in line with the common awareness of the two countries’ leaders.

Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh recommended Viet Nam and China speed up mutually beneficial and practical cooperation in line with the common awareness of the two countries’ leaders.

At the event, both sides hailed the positive developments in the bilateral ties since the previous meeting on June 6, 2016, especially high-ranking leaders maintaining regular contacts; ministerial, sectorial, and local leaders promoting cooperation; and people-to-people exchanges taking place eventful.

The two sides discussed and defined key focusing on promoting the Viet Nam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership sustainably.

They were unanimous in strengthening coordination in preparing official visits and contacts between respective country leaders; conducting Party cooperation; upholding the important role of the two Foreign Ministries in beefing up the bilateral ties.

Phó thủ tướng Phạm Bình Minh bắt tay

Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh and Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng (source: MOFA)

In the economics and trade field, the two sides agreed to take effective measures to ensure trade balance; promote sustainable economics, trade, and investment, especially in the agro-forestry-fishery sector; facilitate the establishment of Vietnamese trade promotion offices in China; strengthen Chinese investment in Vietnam in areas in accordance with Vietnam’s demands and benefits; and early accomplish Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project.

Deputy PM Minh suggested the two sides to accelerate cooperative fields of mutual interests; acquire practical progress in implementation of the common awareness of Vietnamese and Chinese leaders; maintain regular contacts among the two General Secretaries of the Steering Committee.

On this occasion, the two sides also frankly discussed maritime issues, agreeing to comply with the common awareness; the Agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues; accelerate the negotiation mechanism on maritime issues in a practical and comprehensive manner; the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC); early conclude the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC); well control sea disputes; take no actions that would complicate the situation, and maintain peace and stability in the East Sea.

Finally, the two leaders witnessed the signing of the minutes of the 10th meeting./.

( VNF/VGP )