China’s top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng welcomed in Hanoi

Friday, 2014-12-26 15:17:31
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General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng
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NDO/VNA - A delegation from the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, led by its Chairman Yu Zhengsheng, is paying a working visit to Vietnam from December 25 to 27.

On December 26, the top Chinese political advisor was received by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, who spoke highly of the significance of the visit for the relationship of the two Parties and the two countries.

He congratulated the Chinese people on their achievements during the reform process, affirming the Vietnamese leaders and people’s consistent respect for the two countries’ neighbourliness, time-honoured friendship and comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership.

The Vietnamese Party chief stressed the importance of enhancing political trust, increasing delegation and people-to-people exchanges, and stepping up co-ordination between the two Parties, for the interest of both peoples, the region and the world.

For issues in which differences still exist, the two countries should respect each other and discuss viewpoints sincerely to satisfactorily address the matters in order to keep the bilateral ties fine and stable, he added.

Yu Zhengsheng, in turn, confirmed that the Chinese Party, State and people always attach importance to the traditional friendship and comprehensive collaboration with Vietnam and will do their utmost to further the ties.

He agreed to increase the exchange of high-level delegations between the two Parties and countries and further co-operation in various areas, including politics, economy, culture, education and science-technology.

Receiving Chairman Yu, President Truong Tan Sang described the visit, which takes place as the two countries are preparing for a celebration marking the 65th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, as a vivid manifestation of the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always respect and remember China’s great support and assistance, especially during their struggle for national liberation.

He said he wishes the two sides will continue maintaining regular meetings between their high-ranking leaders as well as increasing exchanges and co-operation between their ministries, agencies, localities and mass organisations.

They should foster collaboration in not only economy and trade, but also culture, education-training, science-technology and tourism while intensifying supervisions on the implementation of agreements reached by high-ranking leaders.

Both sides need to boost positive and sincere negotiations for the satisfactory settlement of sea-related issues, he added.

For his part, Chairman Yu confirmed that adopting and furthering the friendship initiated by predecessors is a strategic decision of the two Parties for the long-term interests of the two peoples.

The Chinese side is actively implementing co-operation agreements with Vietnam, he said, expressing his wish to enhance political trust, expand collaboration in all aspects, strengthen people-to-people friendship, work together to solve differences in a satisfactory manner, and continuously consolidate and develop the bilateral friendship and comprehensive co-operation.

At a reception for the Chinese guest, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung reiterated that the traditional friendship between Vietnam and China, fostered by President Ho Chi Minh and Chairman Mao Zedong, together with generations of the two countries’ leaders, is a valuable asset of the two nations.

He asserted that the Vietnamese Party, Government and people always esteem and wish to join their Chinese counterparts’ efforts to consolidate and further develop the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership between the two countries, contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region and the world at large.

According to the PM, despite numerous difficulties facing the bilateral ties, with joint efforts from both sides, the relationship between the two Parties and two countries has been gradually restored and become stable.

He noted with pleasure that high-ranking Vietnamese and Chinese leaders have showed their desire to reinforce political trust and boost exchanges and mutually beneficial co-operation between the two Parties and the two countries, in line with the aspirations and interests of their people.

PM Dung suggested the two sides further expand and deepen their win-win collaboration in all fields, while increasing high-level visits, actively implementing reached agreements, promptly deploying two working groups on infrastructure and monetary co-operation, and promoting economic-trade, investment and tourism affiliation.

Regarding the maritime issues, he urged both sides to control the situation, and avoid the emergence of new complicated problems that may harm the relationship.

He stressed the need to boost sea-related negotiation mechanisms, particularly the deployment of a working group on the waters off the mouth of the Tonkin Gulf.

Border and territorial disputes between the two nations should be solved in the spirit of sincere co-operation, frank negotiation and mutual respect, he said, adding that the two countries need to seek solutions that are acceptable to both on the basis of basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues reached by their high-ranking leaders.

Sharing views with PM Dung, Yu suggested boosting practical co-operation in all fields, especially joint efforts to stabilise the maritime situation.

Earlier, the Chinese delegation held talks with President of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, during which the two sides discussed orientations and measures to further the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties in the time to come.