Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the Vietnam-China relationship and welcomed further investment projects from the East Asian country during his trip to Beijing on Thursday.
PM Phuc joined talks with China’s Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping in Beijing earlier this week as part of his trip to Beijing to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation from April 25 to 27.
During their conversation, the Vietnamese head of government conveyed regards from Party chief and State President Nguyen Phu Trong to the Chinese leader.
Phuc shared his appreciation for the recent development of bilateral ties between both nations, affirming that Vietnam consistently follows the external policy of independence, peace, cooperation, and development, while focusing on promoting a stable, healthy, and sustainable comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China.
Hanoi welcomes and supports China’s Belt and Road initiative as it serves as a means to promote cooperation, mutual respect, and international law, thus contributing to common development and prosperity of all countries involved
The premier proposed that both countries increase the exchange of high-level visits and bolster exchanges and cooperation at all administrative levels.
He urged the two sides to improve their economic cooperation and praised efforts to open up both markets to better trade balance,
PM Phuc also welcomed China to carry out large projects using advanced and environmentally-friendly technology in Vietnam.
During their talks, the two leaders discussed enhancing collaboration in managing the sustainable use of water resources in the Mekong River, monitoring nuclear safety, and implementing the three documents relating to the Vietnam-China land border.
Replying to his guest, General Secretary Xi shared his belief that PM Phuc’s trip demonstrates the importance that the Vietnamese Party and state attach to its relationship with China, as well as Vietnam’s contribution to the success of the forum.
The Chinese Party and state prioritize the relationship with Vietnam and agree on the enhancement of political trust and promotion of substantive cooperation across all fields, according to Xi.
China supports Vietnam in promoting its role in multilateral mechanisms, particularly Vietnam’s chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2020, Xi said.