Deputy Prime Minister meets Chinese counterpart
China to create more favourable conditions for the transportation and
import of Vietnamese goods, especially agro-forestry-fisheries products,
in order to improve bilateral trade balance.
The official made the remarks at a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier
Wang Yang in Yunnan province’s Kunming city on June 12 as part of his
trip to China to attend the fourth China-South Asia Expo and the 24th
Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair.
He suggested the two countries enhance their coordination in border
management and encourage partnerships between their localities.
The two sides should make the best of cooperation mechanisms, including
the working group on infrastructure and finance-monetary collaboration,
encourage competent Chinese businesses to increase their investments in
major projects in Vietnam, and effectively implement aid packages and
preferential loans China has granted to Vietnam, he said.
The Deputy PM also proposed the two countries maintain high-level
meetings and expand people-to-people exchanges, especially between their
Vietnam attaches importance to developing the stable, healthy and
long-term relationship with China and stands ready to work together with
the country to deepen the comprehensive strategic cooperation
partnership, he affirmed.
Deputy PM Dung also expressed his concerns over recent developments in
the region and the East Sea, emphasizing that peace and stability are
necessary for regional cooperation and development.
He called on the two sides to take pragmatic actions to control disputes
and take no actions that complicate and expand disputes in the East
The two sides should seriously observe common perceptions reached by the
two countries’ leaders, especially the agreement on basic principles
guiding the settlement of sea-related issues and the Declaration on the
Conduct of Parties in the East Sea, while joining hands to protect peace
and stability at sea, he stated.
Wang Yang reassured that the Chinese Party and Government attach
importance to developing the neighbourly friendship and comprehensive
cooperation with Vietnam.
He said the presence of Deputy PM Dung and 140 Vietnamese businesses at
the expo demonstrates the importance Vietnam attaches to the bilateral
The Vice Premier suggested the two sides increase their strategic
exchanges, raise mutual political trust, step up connectivity and
cooperation in production capacity and soon decide on and implement a
number of key joint projects.