Vietnam, China vow to deepen comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership

(VOVWORLD) -Vietnam and China have issued a joint press statement on the occasion of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s official visit to China and attendance at the 14th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC) at the just concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) in Tianjin.

Vietnam, China vow to deepen comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets with Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping (Photo: VOV)

At the meeting between Mr. Chinh and Chinese leaders, the two sides agreed to continue effectively implementing their joint statement on deepening the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China, maintain high-level exchanges, and strengthen party-to-party, government-to-government, and parliamentary exchanges.

Vietnam considers the development of relations with China a top strategic priority, and China views Vietnam as a priority direction for its neighborhood diplomacy.

Both sides agreed to actively promote strategic connectivity, accelerate joint work in building a high-quality "Belt and Road" initiative, strengthen connectivity in border roads and railways, build a multi-modal and efficient logistics system, accelerate the upgrading and connectivity of their border infrastructure, and promote smart border cooperation. They will step up mutual learning and exchange between their state-owned enterprises, and explore opportunities to foster bilateral and multilateral cooperation in key mineral sectors. Vietnam pledges a favorable business climate for Chinese enterprises who invest here.

The two sides agreed to enhance friendship exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between localities.

They will act on the shared perceptions of the leaders of the two Parties and governments and their agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of maritime issues, limit disagreements at sea, foster maritime cooperation, and work together to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea (known internationally as the South China Sea).

Vietnam, China vow to deepen comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership - ảnh 2The meetings between Vietnamese and Chinese leaders (Photo: VOV) 

Vietnam and China will also push ahead with the comprehensive and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and on the basis of negotiation and consensus, soon reach a substantive and effective Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS).

The Vietnamese side said Vietnam consistently supports the “One-China” principle. The two sides agreed to persist in true multilateralism, work together to safeguard international justice and fairness, and enhance coordination on major global and regional issues.