General Secretary Trong congratulated China on successfully organizing the 2018 sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the People’s Political Consultative Conference (PPCC) and electing the State and Government leadership for the new tenure. He also congratulated Wang Yi on being appointed State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State always treasure the friendly neighborliness and sound cooperation with China, stressing that the two sides need to enhance friendship, cooperation, mutual support and common development in the time ahead.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receiving Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

The host leader asked both sides to adhere to the common perceptions between leaders of the two Parties and countries and the reached agreements. They also need to seriously implement the agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues, control disagreements well, take no actions to complicate the situation, and together make efforts to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea.

For his part, Wang Yi said he is happy to pay an official visit to Vietnam and attend the sixth Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit. He also congratulated Vietnam on successfully hosting the summit.

He informed his host about the outcomes of his visit and the recent sessions of the NPC and the PPCC.

He affirmed that the Chinese Party, Government and people attach special importance to the relationship with Vietnam. He noted with satisfaction the new strides in all fields of bilateral cooperation, asking the two sides to continue increasing strategic exchanges and cooperation, control sea-related disagreements well, and maintain the positive trend in the two Parties and countries’ relations.

Source: VNA