In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency after the Prime Minister’s visit, Xu Liping noted that on the occasion of the visit, China and Vietnam signed various bilateral cooperation agreements in the fields of maritime cooperation, market supervision, and border gate construction.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (left) meets with Chinese Party General Secretary, President Xi Jinping. 

At the same time, the two sides reached common understanding on controlling disagreement in the sea issue, speeding up consultations on the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (South China Sea internationally), thereby enhancing political mutual trust between the two countries.

According to the scholar, PM Pham Minh Chinh’s visit took place on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the China - Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which would bring the bilateral relations to a new height.

On the one hand, the visit helps sum up experiences and achievements of China - Vietnam cooperation in the past 15 years; and on the other hand, outlines high-level strategic planning for the bilateral relationship for the next 15 years, Xu Liping said, stressing that the two sides have maximized their potential, jointly promoted the socialism cause, achieved each country's modernization goals, and built an increasingly close common community.

Regarding Vietnam’s position at the WEF meeting, Xu Liping held that Vietnam has a prominent position at this meeting, as this year's annual meeting set up a special theme dedicated to Vietnam, which demonstrates Vietnam's example in the process of global economic recovery as an emerging Asian economy.

This has strengthened confidence for countries around the world, especially developing countries, in overcoming the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, soon recovering and developing further, which shows Vietnam’s international influence, he added.

Source: VNA