Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh joined phone talks with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Monday, discussing measures to achieve stable and balanced growth in bilateral trade, the Vietnam Government Portal reported.
The two premiers expressed their delight at the development of ties between the two Parties and countries despite unpredictable changes in the international and regional situation and the complicated COVID-19 pandemic.
The two sides agreed to facilitate visits at all levels, deepen practical ties, and promote exchanges between their people.
PM Chinh asked China to join hands and solve existing problems in several cooperation projects between the two countries.
He suggested that both sides lift two-way trade in a stable and balanced manner.
The premier requested China to create favorable conditions for customs clearance, facilitate the import of Vietnamese farm produce, fully resume the operation of border gates, and utilize the opportunities from multilateral free trade agreements.
He proposed that China enhance high-quality investment in fields that suit Vietnam's demand and sustainable development strategy.
Premier Li suggested that both sides enhance strategic connectivity, step up ties in economic matters, trade and investment, manufacturing, and agriculture, maintain supply and manufacturing chains, and uphold each side’s strengths to tap into the global market.
Both sides promised to continue maintaining channels to discuss border issues on the mainland and at sea, as well as properly settle differences to maintain common peace and stability.