National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (left) meets Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Friday. VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
BEIJING Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân met with Chinese Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing yesterday, as part of her official visit to China.
Party Chief and President Xi Jinping and Chairwoman Ngân confirmed they would coordinate to guide the two countries to promote people-to-people diplomacy, particularly between the young generations, and continue upholding the cooperation results to further develop the friendship between the two countries in a sustainable way.
He proposed localities of China and Việt Nam to seek and coordinate to promote their cooperation.
Chairwoman Ngân proposed the Governments of the two countries to intensify guidance on the implementation of high-level agreements reached between the two sides and foster the cooperation between Việt Nam and China more effectively in all fields.
The two sides need to apply measures to help develop bilateral trade stably and sustainably, she said.
She proposed China continue creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese products to be exported to China.
She said she wished Party General Secretary, President of China Xi Jinping would guide relevant sectors and ministries of China to work with Việt Nam to implement consensus reached by leaders of the two Parties and the two countries to continue developing the Việt Nam-China comprehensive strategic partnership.
She said Việt Nam is ready to join China in settlement of the East Sea issue, creating a foundation for the sustainable and stable development of the relations between the two countries.
The two sides should continue to adhere to the common perception and agreements of high-ranking leaders of the two parties and countries while addressing issues by peaceful measures in line with international law towards the delimitation of waters off the mouth of the Tonkin Gulf in 2020.
Party General Secretary, President of China Xi Jinping said China would be willing to cooperate with Việt Nam in the field of economy and hoped that there would be some models of economic cooperation between the two countries in the future.
He spoke highly of the socio-economic development of Việt Nam and expressed his delight that Việt Nam had developed fine relations with other countries in the world as well as appreciated the position of Việt Nam in the international arena.
He conveyed regards to Party General Secretary and President Trọng and extended an invitation to Party General Secretary and President Trọng to visit China.
Chairwoman Ngân met with Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Wang Yang the same day.
Talking about the two countries’ cooperation, Ngân said the implementation of the three legal documents on Việt Nam-China land border was 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 Việt Nam would be 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 Ngân 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 had already reached common perceptions, and with the mutual political trust, they could 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 treasured cooperation with the VFFCC and he hoped the two sides would enhance cooperation in the future.
The official also thanked Chairwoman Ngân and VFFCC President Trần Thanh Mẫn’s invitation, adding that he would return to Việt Nam for another visit in the near future.
Chairwoman Ngân visited Zhongguancun Exhibition Centre, China’s first hi-tech park, in Beijing yesterday. VNS