Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on July 12.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (left) meets with Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping
The two leaders confirmed they wouldcoordinate to guide the two countries to promote people-to-people exchange, particularly betweenyoung generations, and continue upholding the cooperation results to furtherdevelop the friendship between China and Vietnam in a sustainable way.
The Chinese leader proposed localitiesof China and Vietnam to seek measures andcoordinate to promote their cooperation.
Chairwoman Ngan proposed the governments of the two countries to intensify guidance on the implementationof high-level agreements reached between the two sides and foster thecooperation between Vietnam and China more effectively in all fields.
The two sides need to apply measures to help develop bilateral trade stablyand sustainably, she said.
The Chairwoman proposed Chinacontinues creating favourableconditions for Vietnamese products to be exported to China.
Chairwoman Ngan said she wished the top Chinese leader wouldguide relevant sectors and ministries of China to work with Vietnam toimplement consensus reached by leaders of the two Parties and the two countriesto continue developing the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
She said Vietnam is ready to join hands with China in the settlement of theEast Sea issue, creating a foundation for the sustainable and stabledevelopment of the relations between the two countries.
The two sides should continue to strictly observe the agreementon basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues reachedby high-ranking leaders of the two countries while persistently addressing the East Sea issue through peaceful measures based on mutual respect and in linewith international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)1982; well handle matters related to the fishing and activities of fishermen;maintain peace and stability in the East Sea; speed up the delimitation andcooperation for mutual development in accordance with the agreed roadmap and striveto make breakthroughs in the negotiations on the delimitation of watersoff the mouth of the Tonkin Gulf in 2020, the top legislator said.
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan meets with Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping
The Chinese leader said as China and Vietnam areneighbours and have the same ideology so the two nations will coordinatetogether based on the constructive spirit.
The two countries should make every effort tofurther promote cooperation while restraining and control differences, he said.
The Chinese leader said Chinawould be willing to cooperate with Vietnam in the field of economy and hopedthat there would be some models of economic cooperation between the twocountries in the future.
He spoke highly of the socio-economic development of Vietnam and expressedhis delight that Vietnam had developed fine relations with other countries inthe world as well as appreciated the position of Vietnam in the internationalarena.
Party General Secretary and President Xi highlyevaluated the cooperation between the two legislatures, saying that thepartnership contribute greatly to the enhancement and deepening of China-Vietnamrelations.
The Chinese leader took this occasion to expresshis thanks to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam CentralCommittee and President Nguyen Phu Trong for his support to the Chinesecandidate for the post of Director General of the Food and AgricultureOrganisation (FAO) of the United Nations. He also stressed that China backsVietnam in its capacity as Chair of ASEAN in 2020.
He also conveyed regards toParty General Secretary and President Trong and extended an invitation to the top Vietnamese leader to visit China.
Chairwoman thanked China for its support forVietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations SecurityCouncil in the 2020-2021 term and expected that China will back Vietnam’sefforts to successfully take over the role.
On behalf of Vietnamese Party and State leaders,Chairwoman Ngan invited Party General Secretary and President Xi and other seniorleaders of China to soon visit Vietnam. The top Chinese leader said he wants tore-visit Vietnam at a suitable time.
NA leader meets head of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) meets with Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Wang Yang in Beijing on July 12
Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Wang Yang in Beijing on July 12, as part of her official visit to China.
Talking about the two countries’ cooperation, Ngan said the implementation of the three legal documents on Vietnam-China land border is a highlight in bilateral relations.
She asked both sides to continue carrying out border management and protection well, satisfactorily settle arising and outstanding issues, and join hands in building the shared land border into a border of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.
The top legislator also asked the Chinese side to handle sea-related issues in line with the high-level agreements.
She affirmed that Vietnam is ready to join China in continuing to realise and comply with the common perceptions reached by leaders of the two Parties and countries, along with the bilateral agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues; persisting with solving the issues by peaceful means in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; fully and effectively implementing the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea; and promoting result-oriented talks so as to build a substantive and efficient Code of Conduct in the waters that is in conformity with international law.
At the meeting, Chairwoman Ngan highly valued the outcomes of the cooperation between the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and the CPPCC, including the people-to-people exchange programme held in Yunnan, China, in April.
She asked her host to continue directing the CPPCC to work closely with the VFFCC in carrying out the memorandum of understanding on cooperation for 2014-2019, expanding bilateral cooperation, and encouraging their all-level committees and members to increase communications about the two peoples’ solidarity and friendship, thereby contributing to relations between the two Parties and the two States.
The NA leader also appreciated CPPCC Chairman Wang’s contributions to bilateral ties, particularly his promotion of cooperation between Vietnamese localities and China’s Guangdong province when he served as Secretary of the Guangdong Committee of the Communist Party of China, as well as all-round partnerships when he was Vice Premier of China.
For his part, Wang applauded the progress in bilateral economic, cultural and people-to-people links.
Regarding the sea-related issues, he said the two countries’ leaders have already reached common perceptions, and with the mutual political trust, they can resolve issues in which differences still exist and maintain stability at sea.
He also introduced the CPPCC’s functions and tasks, noting that the CPPCC treasures cooperation with the VFFCC and he hopes the two sides will enhance cooperation in the coming time.
The official also thanked Chairwoman Ngan and VFFCC President Tran Thanh Man’s invitation, adding that he will return to Vietnam for another visit in the near future.