Lauding progress recorded in the two parties’ relations as well as the bilateral economic, trade and investment collaboration, host and guest agreed that the key task is to effectively implement a joint statement and many cooperation agreements signed between their countries during a recent official visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to China.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang (right) and Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo at their meeting in Hanoi on February 8 (Photo: VGP)

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang said he hopes to see the nations increase bilateral exchanges at a high level, and well organize the 15th meeting of the steering committee for bilateral cooperation. They should also beef up exchanges between their Parties, ministries, sectors, organizations, and localities, the official added.

He suggested the sides maintain bilateral trade growth, improve the scale and quality of investment cooperation, and work together to remove hurdles facing joint projects. The should also prepare for the recovery of their tourism ties after a nearly-three-year disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Agreeing with his host, the Chinese diplomat stated the embassy will promote its role in connecting competent agencies, sectors and localities of Vietnam and China as well as in boosting the effective implementation of agreements, contributing to the fortification of the partnership.

Xiong affirmed that China supports Vietnam in building an independent, self-reliant economy of high-quality development and extensive international integration, and is willing to work with Vietnam to promote the effective and practical growth of their economic and trade cooperation.

Source: VNA