Xi’s Vietnam visit highlighted in Chinese media

Wednesday, 2017-11-15 04:29:14
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General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong (L) welcomes General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and State President Xi Jinping. (Photo: nld.com.vn)
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NDO/ VNA – The Chinese media on November 13-14 ran articles highlighting the State visit to Vietnam by General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and State President Xi Jinping, as well as his attendance at the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

In its November 13 issue, the People Daily published a story stating that, whilst in Hanoi, the two countries’ leaders agreed to boost the bilateral, comprehensive, strategic, cooperative partnership in the interests of the two peoples.

Both sides appreciated each other’s development achievements, pledging to maintain and promote the time-honoured friendship between Vietnam and China.

It also said that the article entitled “Development prospects for China-Vietnam relations” written by Xi in Vietnam’s Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper has been highly praised by the countries’ experts and scholars.

China's news agency Xinhua stressed that Party General Secretary and President Xi called on both sides to pay attention to the general interests of the Parties and States which originate from the two peoples’ basic interests, and to work together to help the traditional friendship to overcome all difficulties and open up a new chapter in the bilateral relations.

Meanwhile, Qiushi newspaper ran an article emphasising that, during their talks, the two countries’ leaders agreed to maintain the exchange of high-level delegations, continuously pursue friendship policies, intensify strategic exchanges and political trust, and satisfactorily solve disagreements in order to keep the China-Vietnam relations on the right track.

The Global Times wrote that the two sides committed to expanding their cooperation in culture, education, communications, health, tourism and youth work.

They also were unanimous in tackling sea-related issues satisfactorily, stepping up maritime cooperation in different forms, including maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea based on the consensus to be reached by the two countries’ Party and State leaders, it noted.

Also at this time, China Radio International (CRI), China Central Television (CCTV) and Phoenix TV broadcast interviews by the two countries’ Ambassadors, experts and students on the nations' development achievements, and their time-honoured friendship, as well as the prospects for bilateral relations.