Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong talked over the phone with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on January 16, on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year festival and the 70th anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties.
Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
Party chief Trong congratulated the Chinese Party,government and people on their achievements in national development over thepast years. He wished the Chinese people, under the leadership of the CommunistParty of China, new successes in the cause of building socialism with Chinesecharacteristics.
The Vietnamese leader said despite ups and downs since theestablishment of bilateral diplomatic ties seven decades ago, friendship andcooperation are always the mainstream in the ties between the two Parties andcountries. He affirmed that the bilateral friendship and comprehensivestrategic cooperative partnership meet the keen aspirations and essentialinterests of the two peoples.
Trong expressed his view that both sides should maintain theirtraditional friendship and step up practical and mutually-beneficialcooperation in all areas, strengthen people-to-people exchange, thus creating asolid social foundation for bilateral ties.
He said the two sides should persist in using peacefulmeasures to satisfactorily settle existing issues in bilateral ties on thebasis of the common perceptions by leaders of the two countries and Parties, inline with international law, thus contributing to the stable and healthydevelopment of Vietnam – China ties, for the benefit of the two peoples, andfor peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi, for hispart, congratulated the Vietnamese people on their achievements since the 12th National Party Congress.
He also warmly congratulated the Communist Party of Vietnam(CPV) on its 90th founding anniversary and expressed his belief thatunder the leadership of the CPV, the Vietnamese people will score greaterachievements in the next period.
The Party, Government and people of China attach importanceto the traditional neighbourly friendship with Vietnam, and stay ready to workwith Vietnam to foster political trust, boost substantive collaboration invarious areas to bring benefits to the two peoples, and intensifypeople-to-people exchange to lay solid foundation for bilateral links, he said.
Xi affirmed that China will actively support Vietnam so thatit will fulfill its role as a non-permanent member of the United NationsSecurity Council for the 2020-2021 tenure and Chair of the ASEAN in 2020./.VNA