HCMC – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, speaking at a meeting in Hanoi on December 1 with China’s top diplomat Wang Yi, said Vietnam highly regards its bilateral relationship with China.
At the Party Central Committee’s headquarters in Hanoi, General Secretary Trong met with Wang Yi, director of the General Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission and Foreign Minister of China, who is in Vietnam for an official visit.
Local media reports said General Secretary Trong expressed confidence that Wang Yi’s visit would contribute to deepening and enhancing the substantial and effective cooperation between the two countries.
Vietnam consistently supports the strong development of socialist China and recognizes its increasingly important role in peace, cooperation, and development in the region and the world, he said.
The General Secretary highly appreciated the positive developments in relations between the two parties and the two countries, especially the remarkable achievements made since the establishment 15 years ago of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two nations.
He also acknowledged the important results of the 15th meeting of the Steering Committee for Vietnam-China Bilateral Cooperation held on December 1 and co-chaired by Wang Yi and Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang.
Wang Yi said that under the guidance and direction of the two general secretaries of the two parties, authorities of both sides would continue to promote substantial and effective cooperation.
This includes strengthening political trust, continuously enriching the content of the friendly neighborly relations, and the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
On the same day, Wang Yi met with President Vo Van Thuong, and held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son.