of talks between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Chinese
Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping (Photo: VNA)
The talks between visiting General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam
(CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China
and Chinese President Xi Jinping took place in the Great Hall immediately after
the official welcome ceremony.
General Secretary Xi warmly welcomed General Secretary Trong on his first China visit
after the 12th Party Congress, saying the visit is crucial, helping
deepen Vietnam-China relations.
He warmly congratulated the CPV on its successful 12th Congress, while
speaking highly of Vietnam’s
attainments in all fields. He expressed his belief that the Vietnamese people
will soon turn Vietnam into a modern, industrial country with wealth,
democracy, justice, civilization, and socialism.
He affirmed that China attaches much importance to ties with Vietnam and stands
ready to work with the Party, State and people of Vietnam in strengthening the
bilateral friendship and partnership, making the Vietnam-China comprehensive
strategic cooperative partnership grow in a healthy and stable manner and to
the previously agreed motto and spirit.
The Vietnamese Party chief congratulated China on its important achievements in
reform and building the socialism with Chinese characteristics, expressing his wish
that the Party, Government and people of China will successfully accomplish the
target of building a well-off, democratic, civilized and harmonious socialist
He affirmed that Vietnam always places importance to the ties with China and
sincerely wishes to develop the sustainable friendship and win-win
comprehensive cooperation with China for the sake of their people as well as
peace, and prosperity in the region and the world.
The two leaders expressed delight at the healthily growing ties and positive progress
of the relations between the two Parties and countries over the past years.
They agreed that in the context of crisis and uncertainties occurring in many
places around the world, the stable development and achievements of both
countries are important to the two countries’ people.
agreed to continuously maintain high-ranking exchanges and meetings between
leaders of the two Parties and States to promptly exchange views and tackle
issues arising in bilateral ties as well as make strategic orientations and
directions to boost cooperation, maintain friendship and develop Vietnam-China
ties in a healthy and stable fashion.
leaders also agreed to promote and improve existing collaboration mechanisms
between the two Parties and countries, especially meetings between
representatives of the two Politburos, the Steering Committee for the
Vietnam-China bilateral cooperation for strengthening the full implementation
of bilateral agreements.
shared the viewpoint on the importance of increasing exchanges and cooperation
in Party channel as well as among the two Parties’ agencies, the two
parliaments and fatherland fronts, as well as stronger affiliation in
diplomacy, defence, security and between border guard and law enforcement
forces of the two countries.
countries should also show close coordination at multilateral forums, while
supporting each other in running to positions in international organisations.
that China will do its utmost to assist Vietnam in hosting the APEC Summit
2017, while the Vietnamese side affirmed support to China in organising an international
cooperation summit on “One Belt, One Road” in 2017.
leaders reach consensus on the significance of forging stronger win-win partnership
in economy, trade, investment and other fields for rapid and sustainable growth
of each country, creating a firm foundation for the development of bilateral
sides will urge ministries, sectors, localities and businesses to focus on
timely and effectively implementing agreed plans, programmes and projects,
while applying measures to maintain bilateral trade growth in a more stable and
work harder to make Vietnam-China trade ties grow faster and become more
balance, vowed Xi, who also promised to create favourable conditions for
Vietnam to launch trade representative offices in Chinese localities.
to encouraging Chinese firms to increase imports of Vietnamese
agro-forestry-fisheries products, such as rice, cassava, dairy products and
processed fruits and implement high technology and environmental-friendly
projects in Vietnam.
leaders concurred to expand cooperation in science-technology, agriculture,
environment, climate change response, while considering the extension of
affiliation in running a hotline to receive complaints on arising problems in
fisheries activities at sea, and strengthening the coordination in managing,
protecting and exploiting Mekong-Lancang River and Red River-Yuan River water
agreed to discuss principles and specific contents of a master plan on the
building of Vietnam-China cross-border economic cooperation zones, so that the
deal will be signed soon.
and China will enhance partnership in improving production capacity and
strengthening the connection between the “Two Corridors, One Economic Belt” and
One Belt, One Road” initiatives to match the demand, benefit and development
strategy of each country.
The leaders underscored the
importance of the friendship between the two people, saying it is a source of
power and a social foundation to spur Vietnam-China relations in a sound, long
lasting and sustainable manner. They agreed that exchange activities between
the two people, especially among youngsters and localities should be stepped
Regarding the issues at sea, the two Party leaders shared the view that this is
the major outstanding problem existed in Vietnam-China relations and the issue
is very complicated and vital, hugely affecting and governing the political
trust, people’s sentiments, the state of the two countries’ relations, as well
as the face and situation in the region and the world.
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asserted Vietnam’s consistent stance of
persistently dealing with the dispute in the East Sea by peaceful measures in
compliance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention
on the Law of the Sea, and with respect to diplomatic and legal processes;
fully and efficiently executing the “Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in
the East Sea (DOC)” and striving
together with ASEAN to soon accomplish a “Code of Conduct in the East Sea
The leaders stressed the need to
comply with the important conception reached by the two countries’ Party and
State leaders and the “agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of
sea issues between Vietnam and China”; optimize the negotiating mechanism to
seek fundamental and long lasing solutions acceptable to both sides; actively
study transitional solutions that do not affect the respective country’s stance
and policy, including active seeking and discussing an issue of cooperation for
They agreed to accelerate the cooperation at sea with a view to generating
positive signals beneficial to the two countries’ relations; soundly accomplish
follow-up works following the completion of the joint survey conducted at the
waters off the mouth of the Tonkin Gulf, thus firmly pushing for negotiations
on the delineation of the waters off the mouth of the Tonkin Gulf and active
cooperation for mutual development in this waters; continuously step up the
world of the working group in charge of discussing cooperation for mutual
development at sea; and deploy cooperation projects in the less sensitive
fields as agreed.
They affirmed that the two sides will continue implementing the DOC
comprehensively and efficiently and soon formulate the COC on the basis of
consultation and unanimity; well manage sea-related disagreements, and take no
actions that complicate and expand the dispute to protect peace and stability
in the East Sea.
On behalf of the Party and State of Vietnam, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu
Trong invited Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping to pay an
official visit to Vietnam and attend the APEC Summit 2017. Party General
Secretary and President Xi accepted the invitation with pleasure.
Earlier, the two leaders joined in a cordial tea party at the Great Hall after
witnessing the signing of cooperative documents between the two Parties and the
two States. The tea party is an unprecedented gesture, constituting the Chinese
top leader’s respect, goodwill and wish to increase the closeness and trust
with Vietnam’s top leader.
At the tea party, Party General Secretary Xi offered Party General Secretary
Trong renowned tea produced in Fujian province as well as told him about
Zhejiang province where he once worked. He also discussed China’s strategies,
policies and several crucial development milestones. The two leaders also
deliberated further measures to bolster bilateral friendship and cooperation in
the coming time. The tea party took place in a joyous, cosy and friendly
Later on the day, Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping hosted a
banquet to greet Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the high-ranking
Vietnamese delegation on their official visit to China.