In the atmosphere of friendship, sincerity and trust, both host and guest acknowledged positive developments in the relationship between the two parties and countries, especially since the official visit to China by Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong from October 30 to November 1, 2022.

PM Pham Minh Chinh (right) and Liu Ning, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the People's Congress of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

The visit has created a strong impetus for the traditional friendship between the two Parties, and the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, and ties between agencies at all levels, sectors and localities of the two countries to continue to develop in an intensive and extensive manner.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasized that in Vietnam’s overall foreign policy, the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China always holds an important position.

The two sides need to continue to thoroughly grasp and concretize the common perceptions reached by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping on bringing Vietnam-China relations into a new stage of development, he said.

Congratulating Guangxi on its socio-economic development achievements, the Vietnamese Government leader affirmed that generations of Vietnamese people always remember and appreciate Guangxi's great support and assistance to the Vietnamese people in the process of national liberation and development.

The PM thanked Guangxi for respecting and preserving the relic site related to President Ho Chi Minh's revolutionary activities in the locality.

The PM said he wishes Guangxi and Vietnamese localities will well perform tasks, such as promoting effectively existing cooperation mechanisms, maintaining regular contacts, boosting people-to-people exchange; enhancing the sharing of information on situation, policies, experience in economic development, social management, especially in areas that Guangxi is strong in such as urbanization and pilot free trade area building.

The two sides should strengthen transport connectivity, multimodal logistics between Guangxi and Vietnam; and study a pilot model of smart border gate. He also urged Guangxi to facilitate the export of Vietnamese goods, especially agricultural products, to China and hasten competent Chinese agencies to raise quota for Vietnamese goods in transit to a third country by China’s railway.

Vietnam welcomes Guangxi businesses to increase investments in Vietnam, especially in infrastructure development and transport connectivity projects, he said, adding the two sides should boost cooperation in healthcare, education, culture, tourism, digital economy, and green economy.

He said both sides continue to closely coordinate in border management and protection in line with three legal documents on land border between Vietnam and China and related agreements, and step up the prevention of cross-border crime and  jointly build the two countries’ border line of peace and stability.

For his part, Secretary Liu affirmed that the Party organization, administration, and people of Quangxi will properly carry out the common perceptions reached between leaders of the two Parties and the two countries, expand and intensify friendship exchanges with Vietnamese localities, and boost connectivity in terms of road, rail, and sea transport on par with bilateral economic and trade ties.

The Chinese locality will carry out the cooperation in trading electricity, improve the customs clearance performance for the pilot “smart border gate” model, implement seaport cooperation, and strengthen ties in fighting cross-border crimes, thereby helping to substantively develop the two countries’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to generate practical benefits for localities and people of both sides, he added.

Source: VNA