PM: Vietnam, China enjoy fruitful comprehensive partnership

(VOVWORLD) - The comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China has developed finely and reaped many encouraging achievements, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.

In an interview granted to China’s Xinhua news agency, PM Phuc affirmed that the most outstanding achievement is the strengthening of political, diplomatic, and economic ties. Mr. Phuc, who attended the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) on Sunday and Monday, said China has become one of Vietnam's most important trading partners with two-way trade surging, and trade imbalance gradually improving.

A string of people-to-people activities, particularly between youths and residents of border areas, have contributed to enhancing the time-honored bilateral friendship, he noted.

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During his stay in China, Prime Minister Phuc attended the opening ceremony of the CIIE, the Hongqiao International Trade Forum, and the opening ceremony of the Vietnam trade promotion office in Hangzhou, the second of its kind in China. He also met with Party leader and President of China Xi Jinping and Mayor of Shanghai Ying Yong.

“Integration and connectivity are vital for each country’s development during globalization. Vietnam, as one of China’s neighbors, always treasures solidarity and wants to boost economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. Vietnam supports open, fair, transparent, and inclusive trade multilateralization with respect to international laws and WTO principles. We also back trade and investment liberalization,” PM Phuc told the audience at the opening of the International Import Expo of China.

Meeting with President Xi, Mr. Phuc said Vietnam deems stable and durable friendship with China a top priority in its foreign policy. He suggested China create more favorable conditions for Vietnamese products to enter the Chinese market and work to reduce Vietnam’s trade deficit. 

PM Phuc also met representatives of leading Chinese businesses in agriculture, construction, banking, infrastructure development, and trade.