member and standing member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat
Dinh The Huynh (L) and Party General Secretary and President of China Xi
He added that that is based on the country’s foreign policy of peace,
independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of
relations, and intensive international integration while meeting Party
General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on
October 20 as part of his three-day visit to the country.
At the meeting, Huynh congratulated the Chinese Party, State and people
on their achievements in Party building and comprehensive reform as well
as national management and development following the 18th Congress of
the Communist Party of China (CPC).
He expressed his hope that under the leadership of the CPC Central
Committee headed by General Secretary Xi, Chinese people will gain more
attainments in socialism building and door opening path to soon achieve
the target of building a well-off society.
The Politburo member noted with joy developments in bilateral ties,
especially the outcomes reached during the official visit to China by
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the State visit to Vietnam by
Xi Jinping in 2015, and especially the official visit to China by Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in September 2016.
The official suggested the two countries seriously and effectively
actualise common perceptions reached by their Party and State leaders,
intensify political trust, improve the efficiency of pragmatic
cooperation across fields and enhance people-to-people exchange.
He also called on the two sides to make effort in maintaining peace and
stability in the East Sea, take no actions that complicate and expand
the disputes, stringently observe the agreement on the basis principles
guiding the settlement of sea-related matters, the Declaration on the
Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), work together with other ASEAN
member countries to soon reach a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC),
while patiently seeking basic and long-term solutions to the problems
in the spirit of respecting each other’s interests and complying with
For his part, Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping hailed
Huynh’s visit and the meeting between the two Politburo officials and
sent regards to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran
Dai Quang and other senior Party and State officials.
He cherished the success of the 12 th National Congress of the Communist
Party of Vietnam (CPV), displaying his belief that under the leadership
of the CPV led by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnamese people
will successfully fulfill targets and tasks set in the Congress’s
Resolution and obtain more achievements in the reform process as well as
As neighbouring socialist nations led by the communist parties, Vietnam
and China share a lot of similarities, he said, adding that the two
countries’ Party and State leaders have reached various common
perceptions to orient the bilateral ties.
Expressing his delight at recent fruitful developments of the bilateral
relations, the host affirmed that China will work together with Vietnam
to boost the relationship in a healthy and stable fashion.
The leader urged the two sides to increase the exchange of delegations
as well as experience in Party building and national leadership and
management, and push forwards the relations between the two Parties and
The same day, Huynh held talks Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing
Committee of the Political Bureau and Secretary of the Secretariat of
the CPC Central Committee.
The two sides informed each other about situations of their Parties and
countries, and screened achievements as well as problems still existed
in the Vietnam-China relations in recent years.
They compared notes on measures to fully and seriously realise
agreements and perceptions reached by the two countries’ Party and State
leaders in a bid to raise the efficiency of the pragmatic and mutually
beneficial cooperation across sectors.
Regarding the East Sea issue, Huynh asserted Vietnam’s stance on
handling the disputes by peaceful measures and on the basis of
international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the
Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS) and fully respecting diplomatic and legal
He appealed the two countries to exactly and fully realise the joint
perceptions and agreements in the spirit of “words going well with
deeds” and seriously follow the agreement on the basic principles
guiding the settlement of sea-related matters and the DOC, towards
reaching the COC.
Huynh also called for joint efforts to soundly address issues concerning
fisheries and operations of fishermen, take no actions that complicate
and broaden the disputes, not use or threaten to use force and not
militarise in the sea.
Following the talks, Liu Yunshan hosted a banquet for Huynh and his entourage.
While in China, Huynh also had meetings with representatives of agencies
under the CPC Central Committee and visited the Vietnamese Embassy in