Chinese General Secretary and President Xi Jinping hosted the Tea Party welcoming Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: VNA
At the invitation of Chinese Party
General Secretary and President Xi Jinping, Vietnamese General
Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and a high level delegation of Viet Nam paid
an official visit to the People's Republic of China from 12 - 15 January
During the visit, the Vietnamese Party General Secretary held talks with Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping, and had meetings with Party Politburo member and Premier of China’s State Council Li Keqiang; Chairman of the National People’s Congress of China (NPCC) Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang; Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Yu Zhengsheng; and Secretary of the Chinese Party Central Committee’s Commission for Discipline Inspection, Wang Qishan. He attended a friendship meeting to celebrate the 67th anniversary of Vietnam - China diplomatic ties and welcome the 2017 Spring. During the visit, the two sides inked 15 cooperation documents in different fields and issued a 10-point joint communique.
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the delegation visited Zhejiang Province, one of the Chinese exemplary and leading locality for start-up, dynamism and creativity and met outstanding enterprises of China.
Through talks, conferences, and meetings the two sides informed each other of the situation of each party, and country; exchanged views and reached broad common understanding on deepening, further developing relations between the two parties and countries in the new era; exchanged views on international issues, areas of mutual concern.
The two sides said Vietnam and China are neighbors with long-lasting traditional friendship and both are socialist countries led by the communist parties. Sustainable development of each country and the bilateral friendship and cooperation bear great importance to both nations.
Both sides agreed that the traditional friendship between Vietnam and China established and fostered by President Ho Chi Minh and President Mao Zedong and predecessors are valuable assets of the two Parties, countries and peoples and should be better inherited, preserved and promoted in the new situation.
The two sides agreed to maintain and strengthen Vietnam - China high-level exchanges; optimize the overall coordinating role of exchange and cooperation mechanisms; deepen exchanges and cooperation in the areas of foreign affairs, national defense, security and law enforcement.
The two sides agreed to further strengthen substantive cooperation in economic and trade, strengthen exchanges and cooperation in fields such as agriculture, environment, science-technology and transportation, encourage typical businesses from China to invest in projects that are in line with needs and strategies for sustainable development of Vietnam, expand imports of competitive products of Vietnam, while creating favorable conditions Vietnamese businesses’ investment in China business.
Both sides agreed to encourage exchanges and links between the two peoples, especially the youth in order to enhance mutual understanding and friendship. The two sides discussed sea-related issues in a straightforward and sincere manner. They underlined the need to observe common perceptions reached by leaders of the two Parties and countries, and the “agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea issues between Vietnam and China”; make the best use of the governmental-level negotiating mechanisms on border and territory issues; pursue negotiations and friendly consultations to seek fundamental and long lasting solutions acceptable to both sides; actively research for transitional solutions which do not affect the stance and lines of each party including active research and discussion about the issues of cooperation for join development.
Both sides agreed to continue to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), work towards the early formation of a Code of Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (COC) on the basis of consensus and consultation, effectively control disputes at sea and avoid actions that would further complicate or expand disputes, while maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea.