14:09 | 18/08/2016 Events
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Chinese Ambassador Hong Xiaoyong at the government’s headquarters in Hanoi on August 17, noting that Vietnam has consistently given the greatest import to its relations with China.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chinese Ambassador Hong Xiaoyong
He stressed that his country considered the reinforcement of friendship and comprehensive cooperation with the Chinese Party, State and people as one of its top priorities in foreign policy.
The two nations’ neighbourliness and time-honoured amity provide an important foundation for strengthening partnership, seeking effective measures to properly settle disagreements, and creating favourable conditions for their respective socio-economic development, he said.
The PM hailed the progress made in the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Vietnam and China, highlighting the positive outcomes of his meeting with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang in Mongolia in July.
He asked both sides to enhance political trust and friendship, maintain high-level visits, and foster all-round cooperation, especially in trade, investment and other spheres they have strength in...
At the meeting, Ambassador Hong said Chinese leaders believe that during his term, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc will greatly contribute to the neighbourliness, amity and multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and China for the sake of the two peoples.
He stressed the Chinese Party and State always want to tighten bilateral links in all fields, particularly amidst the complexity in international and regional affairs at present.
As the countries’ relations are thriving, they should increase mutual political trust between their senior leaders while fostering collaboration in other domains, including trade, investment and people-to-people exchanges, so as to make more substantive progress in their relationship, the diplomat said.
He also asked both sides to soon sign agreements and memoranda of understanding on trade and economic partnerships, and work to address outstanding problems in trade and investment such as the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project in Hanoi./.