Beijing [China], September 17: Yesterday afternoon, September 16, 2023, in Nanning City (Guangxi, China), Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held talks with Chinese Prime Minister Li Cuong.
The two Prime Ministers highly appreciated the progress in Vietnam - China relations over the past time, especially after the historic visit of General Secretary Nguyen PhuTrong to China from October 30 - November 1, 2022. On that basis, the two sides discussed in depth measures to promote bilateral relations and international and regional issues of mutual concern.
The two sides agreed to continue to effectively implement the common awareness between the two General Secretaries on continuing to promote and deepen the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China as well as agreements, results achieved during Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh 's official visit to China (June 2023) and other high-level visits.
Accordingly, the two sides jointly promote high-level and all-level contacts; increase practical cooperation in the fields of economics - trade, investment and people-to-people exchanges; maintain coordination and cooperation in multilateral mechanisms and forums; Coordinate to manage land borders well and control disagreements, together maintaining peace and stability at sea.
Cooperate in building a number of railway lines
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked China to speed up the process of opening the market for Vietnam's agricultural and aquatic products, creating conditions for the early establishment of Vietnam Trade Promotion Offices in Chengdu (Sichuan) and Haikou. (Hai Nam), coordinate to improve customs clearance efficiency, avoid goods congestion at the border gate.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that Vietnam is ready to create favorable conditions for Chinese businesses to invest and do business in Vietnam, especially for large-scale projects with high quality and modern technology. represents China's level of development, bringing economic benefits and people's livelihood.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said that the two sides need to strengthen traffic connections and border gate infrastructure, study cooperation in planning and building a number of railway lines in the northern region of Vietnam; Improve the capacity to transport goods both bilaterally and through third countries.
The Prime Minister also proposed that the two sides make efforts to promote tourism cooperation to soon recover as before the Covid-19 epidemic; coordinate to completely resolve problems in a number of cooperative projects in the spirit of "harmonious benefits, shared risks", speeding up the implementation of China's non-refundable aid to Vietnam. Male.
Maintain peace and stability in the East Sea
Approving and appreciating Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's cooperation proposals, Prime Minister Ly Cuong affirmed that China will continue to open its market for Vietnamese goods, especially quality agricultural and aquatic products. High; Further expand the scale and improve trade efficiency through upgrading border gate infrastructure, connecting policies, building smart border gates, promoting payments in local currency...
Prime Minister Li Qiang said he has directed relevant Chinese ministries and branches to actively discuss with Vietnam to promote specific areas of cooperation and jointly build a stable supply chain and production chain. Prime Minister Li Qiang affirmed that the Chinese Government will support the opening of new flight routes between the two countries and promote the implementation of aid projects for people's livelihood, health, and education in Vietnam.
The two sides exchanged sincere and frank opinions on maritime issues, agreeing to affirm the importance of adequately controlling disagreements and maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh proposed that the two sides continue to strictly implement the high-level common perception and "Agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of maritime issues between Vietnam and China"; respect each other's legal and legitimate rights and interests; Resolve disputes and disagreements by peaceful means, in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Source: ThanhNien Newspaper