PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (L) and Chinese
In a sincere and friendly atmosphere, the two PMs
briefed each other about the recent situations in respective countries,
discussing key issues of the bilateral ties, and reaching broad
awareness of deepening the comprehensive strategic cooperative
partnership between the two countries.
They agreed to work together to maintain and promote
the Vietnam-China friendship, consistently respect each other, enhance
strategic exchanges and political trust, and further cooperation for
The two leaders also agreed to control and settle the
remaining differences and emerging issues satisfactorily, accelerate
the healthy and stable development of the comprehensive strategic
cooperative partnership to bring practical fruits to both nations and to
contribute actively to peace, stability and development in the region
and the world.
Vietnam will continue comprehensive and synchronous
reforms, beefing up industrialization, modernization and international
integration, realizing the set goals of macro-economic stabilization,
economic growth, democracy, social progress and equality, and building
up a peaceful and stable environment for national development, said PM
Vietnam is consistently pursuing the foreign policy
of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation, multi-lateralization
and diversification of external relations, in which it gives priority
to advancing relations with neighbors and pays special attention to
relationship with all big countries and major partners.
The country will continue active international
integration process and active participation in cooperative mechanisms
in the region and the world, especially ASEAN and the United Nations.
PM Phuc affirmed maintaining the traditional
friendship and developing the comprehensive strategic cooperative
partnership with China stably, healthily, and sustainably for the sakes
of the two nations, the region and the world remain the consistent
policy, the strategic choice, and the top priority of Vietnam’s foreign
The two PMs hold talks at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, September 12, 2016. Photo: VGP
On behalf of the Vietnamese high-ranking leaders, PM Phuc invited
Chinese General Secretary and President Xi Jinping to pay an official
visit to Vietnam and attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
(APEC) Economic Leaders’ Summit next year and Premier Li and other
senior leaders to visit Vietnam.
He also suggested China and Vietnam work together in
deploying practical measures to gradually achieve balanced trade ties
by facilitating imports of Vietnamese key products, including rice.
In terms of investment, PM Phuc stressed that Vietnam attaches importance to attracting high, effective and
environmentally-friendly technologies while calling for more investment
from China into such domains like high-tech agriculture, manufacturing,
supporting industries, and renewable energies.
The Vietnamese Government chief also asked China to
soon grant the additional loan of US$250 million for the Cat Linh-Ha
Dong metro line in Hanoi to ensure the quality and progress of the
Regarding the maritime issue, he asked the two
countries to effectively control differences, maintain peace and
stability at sea so as not to let the sea issues affect the healthy
development of the relations between the two Parties and States.
He underlined Vietnam’s consistent position of
perseveringly settling disputes in the East Sea via peaceful measures in
accordance with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on
the Law of the Sea, respecting diplomatic and legal processes.
PM Phuc urged the two sides to strictly comply with
the agreements and the common perceptions reached by their senior
leaders and the agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of
sea-related matters; respect each other’s legitimate interests in line
with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; not to take actions
that may further complicate the situation or expand disputes; accelerate
substantial talks and satisfactorily settle fishing issues; collaborate
with ASEAN countries to fully and effectively implement the Declaration
on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and work towards early
conclusion of a Code of Conduct in 2017 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the signing of the DOC.
Welcoming PM Phuc to China, Premier Li highlighted
the significance of PM Phuc’s visit which would help boost the relations
between the two Parties and nations in the future.
China attaches importance to advancing the
relationship with Vietnam, said Premier Li, adding that China stands
ready to foster a balanced trade ties, handle the remaining issues, and
encourage Chinese investors to expand investment and trade in Vietnam.
He vowed to work with Vietnam to control differences
at sea, maintain the overall relationship between the two countries as
well as peace and stability in the East Vietnam Sea.
After the talks, the two PMs witnessed the signing of nine cooperation documents.