China is willing to work closely with Vietnam to prepare for high-level visits and contacts in the coming time, heard a meeting between Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang and Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi on Wednesday, as part of the former’s ongoing visit to China’s Yunnan Province.
The statements were aimed at bolstering diplomatic ties between the two nations.
The two officials both shared that they highly value the numerous achievements produced by the Vietnam-China partnership over the past few years, especially after recent high-level meetings.
Notably, Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong's visit to China in late October last year contributed to cementing the relations between the two nations.
The top Chinese official also proposed that Vietnam and China boost collaboration at upcoming regional and international forums.
He affirmed that China attaches great significance to its friendship with Vietnam and is willing to help the latter spur economic growth.
The Chinese minister also agreed to effectively implement the two countries’ cooperative mechanisms.
He shared his expectation that the two sides will strengthen their partnership in the economic, infrastructure, and cultural exchange fields.
|Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang delivers his speech at the opening ceremony of the seventh China – South Asia Expo on August 16, 2023. Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
Deputy Prime Minister Quang underlined that Vietnam appreciates its comprehensive strategic partnership and friendship with China.
The Southeast Asian nation is working to make the Vietnam-China trade cooperation more sustainable and enhance traffic connection between the two countries.
In terms of regional issues, the two officials reached a consensus on joining hands with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to maintain peace and stability in the East Vietnam Sea.
Deputy Prime Minister Quang is scheduled to visit Yunnan until Thursday at the invitation of the Chinese government and the local administration.
During his trip, he visited the President Ho Chi Minh's relic site in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province.
He also attended the opening ceremony of the seventh China-South Asia Expo (CAS Expo) and the 27th China Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair in Kunming on Wednesday.