Vietnam joins 10th Pan-Tonkin Gulf Economic Cooperation Forum

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Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Cong delivers his speech at the forum. (Photo: VOV)
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NDO – The 10th Pan-Tonkin Gulf Economic Cooperation Forum opened in Nanning of China’s Zhuang Autonomous Region on May 24.

Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Cong joined 500 delegates from ministries, sectors, research institutes, and enterprises of ASEAN countries and China at the two-day forum.

This year's forum focuses on discussions of the main road-and-sea trade routes between ASEAN and China, connecting infrastructure and multimodal transport, the ASEAN - China port city cooperation network and China - Indochina economic corridor development.

Addressing a ministerial-level dialogue, Deputy Minister Cong recounted the outstanding achievements in the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and China as well as Guangxi in particular, especially in economic, trade, investment and tourism cooperation.

He also highlighted the comprehensive development of ASEAN-China relations in all fields, especially in the cooperation and transport links between the two sides, thereby contributing to facilitating exchange, trade, investment cooperation and people-to-people contact between Vietnam and China as well as with ASEAN countries.

He affirmed the importance of the economic forum in promoting regional cooperation and integration, emphasising that ASEAN and China should continue to strengthen cooperation within the framework of the forum for the sustainable development and common prosperity of member countries.