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4/1/2018 11:06:29 PM

President receives Chinese Foreign Minister

The Party, State and people of Vietnam always stand ready to boost comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with the Party, State and people of China, President Tran Dai Quang told Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi during a reception in Hanoi on April 1st.

President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi. (Photo: VOV)

The Vietnamese President congratulated China on successfully holding the first meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (new tenure) following the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China which elected new State and Government leaders for the new tenure.

He asked for strengthening political trust and maintaining regular exchanges among high-ranking leaders and stepping up exchanges between the two countries’ ministries, agencies, localities, businesses and people.

The host said both sides need to direct departments and agencies to fully implement the two nations’ agreements, promote economic-trade and investment ties up to their political relations, and facilitate exchanges to raise mutual understanding between people of all walks of life.

The President suggested ministries, agencies and localities enhance economic connectivity and push forward balanced and sustainable two-way trade, and improve the efficiency of mutually-beneficial coordination to bring practical benefits to the two peoples.

He requested settling issues at sea in the spirit of respect for each other’s legitimate interests and international law, adding that both sides need to seriously follow common perceptions of the two Parties and countries’ leaders and the Agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of issues at sea in order to peacefully address disputes at sea.

The two countries need to soundly manage disputes and prevent actions that further complicate the situation, contributing to peace and stability in the East Sea.

Wang, who is in Vietnam for the sixth Greater Mekong Sub-Region Summit, affirmed that the Party, Government and people of China is willing to promote friendly neighborliness and comprehensive ties with Vietnam.

He said China will seriously follow the Agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of issues at sea and wished that both sides would not further complicate the situation and deal with it properly./.

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