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Vietnam-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership Develops Stably and Sustainably

After attending The 25th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting held from November 10-11, 2017 in Da Nang, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President Xi Jinping stayed on for a state-level visit from November 12-13.  
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong presided over a red-carpet welcoming ceremony with a 21-gun salute for Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping. The ceremony was attended by scores of high-ranking officials and members of the Party Politburo.

Following the ceremony, the two leaders held talks at the headquarters of the CPV Central Committee and witnessed the ceremony for signing many cooperative documents between the two countries.

 

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
and President Xi Jinping review the honour guard. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA


The red-carpet welcome ceremony for Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping is held with
a 21-gun salute. Photo: Trong Dat/VNA

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping at the welcome
reception.  Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

Hanoians welcome General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi Jinping.
Photo: Phuong Hoa/VNA


Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong had talks with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong
and Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Vietnamese and Chinese
governments on promoting connection between the “Two Corridors, One Belt” framework and the “Belt and Road” Initiative.
Photo: Tri Dung/VNA


On November 12/2017, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Tran Dai Quang held a
banquet to welcome Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping.
In the photo:  Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong delivers a welcome speech. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

 

On November 12, at the headquarters of the CPV Central Committee, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of 12 cooperation pacts and the exchange of seven other documents in Hanoi.

 
Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping also had talks with State President Tran Dai Quang and met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

During the visit, Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended inaugural ceremonies for the Vietnam – China Friendship Palace and the Chinese Cultural Centre in Hanoi and met with delegates of the Vietnam – China People’s Forum. They also met with a number of intellectuals with outstanding contributions to the growth of ties between the neighbouring countries.

Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping laid a wreath at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, visited a photo exhibition highlighting the Chinese people and their nation through the view of Vietnamese photographers, visited the place where President Ho Chi Minh passed away and attended a tea party in the Ho Chi Minh relic area. 

During the talks and meetings, the two sides informed each other of their respective country’s situation, discussed and agreed on major orientations and measures to boost relations between the Parties and countries in the future.

They said they were delighted with the positive developments in the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, as evidenced by the regular high-level meetings, and intensified cooperation between ministries, localities and peoples. The two countries remain important economic partners, while trade, investment and tourism ties have enjoyed growth, and border situations on land and in the Gulf of Tonkin have basically been stable.

Both agreed to uphold the achieved results, and work actively to solve existing difficulties and shortcomings so as to develop the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership stably and sustainably.

Some of main points to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two Parties and countries are to intensify delegation exchanges, increase the efficiency of collaboration between the two Parties, and strengthen cooperation between the Vietnamese National Assembly and the National People’s Congress of China, between the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and between the two countries’ ministries and people, particularly the younger generations.


Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping lays a wreath at President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
Photo: Pham Kien/VNA
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping visit
the fish pond in the President Ho Chi Minh relic site. Photo: Phuong Hoa/VNA
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong shows Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping the statue of
President Ho Chi Minh. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping enjoy tea
at the President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt-house. Photo: Tri Dung/VNA

The two sides boosted cooperation in diplomacy, defence, security, and law enforcement; implemented the declaration on a joint vision on defence cooperation by 2025; organised border defence exchanges and strategic defence dialogues, and shared experience in Party work, political affairs, health, joining the United Nations peacekeeping missions and combating crimes. The two sides should maintain coordination between the two Foreign Ministries in boosting the bilateral ties as well as at multilateral forums.

The two countries continue focusing on expanding investment and trade and applying measures to reduce Vietnam’s trade deficit. Vietnam and China should boost partnerships in areas of China’s strength and Vietnam’s demand, including agriculture, the environment, climate change response, science-technology and transportation, especially in seeking new rice varieties adapting to salinity conditions in the Mekong delta region.

The two countries should properly settle issues related to fishing vessels and fishermen; manage, protect and use water resources along a shared border in a sustainable manner, while working closely in preventing and coping with flood, ensuring nuclear safety, and creating optimal conditions for road, railway and airway transportation.

The two sides should fully and effectively implement the agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and conduct practical negotiations for the building of an effective and efficient Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).


On November 13, 2017 at the Presidential Palace, State President Tran Dai Quang talked with Party General
Secretary and President Xi Jinping who paid a state-level visit to Vietnam. Photo: Nhan Sang/VNA
On November 11, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping. Photo: VNA
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping
attend the inauguration of the  Chinese Culture centre in Hanoi. Photo: Trong Duc/VNA

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping
attend the inauguration of the Vietnam-China Friendship Palace in Hanoi. Photo: Trong Duc/VNA
On November 12, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with Party General Secretary and
President Xi Jinping. Photo: Trong Duc/VNA

The two countries should promote substantial cooperation in service of each country’s renovation and reform, by bringing into full play the coordinating role of the Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation. They should boost the efficiency of cooperative mechanisms on trade, infrastructure, monetary-finance, and connecting development strategies of “Two Corridors, One Belt” framework and “Belt and Road” initiative to grow the countries’ economic-trade ties in a balanced and sustainable manner towards the 100-billion-USD goal in 2017.

The two sides should support and facilitate cooperation between localities and border areas of the two countries, increase people-to-people exchange, and ratchet up affiliations in social security to improve people’s lives.





 
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President Xi Jinping attended the inauguration of the Vietnam-China Friendship Palace built with Chinese nonrefundable capital and the reciprocal capital of Vietnam.
 
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