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Xi Jinping Holds Talks with President Tran Dai Quang of Viet Nam, Agreeing to Jointly Elevate China-Viet Nam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership to New Highs
2017/05/11

On May 11, 2017, President Xi Jinping held talks with President Tran Dai Quang of Viet Nam in the Great Hall of the People. The two heads of state agreed to maintain the positive development momentum for bilateral relations, push forward cooperation in various areas, and elevate bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership to new highs, so as to bring more tangible benefits to both countries and their peoples.

Xi Jinping pointed out, China and Viet Nam, linked by mountains and rivers, are close neighbors and also partners who share the same ideals and follow the same path. China firmly supports Viet Nam to follow its own socialist road conforming to its national conditions. China will also uphold the policy of building friendship and partnership with neighboring countries and remain committed to the principles of amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness to constantly promote the sound, stable and forward-looking development of China-Viet Nam relations.

Xi Jinping stressed China and Viet Nam should maintain high-level exchanges and keep timely connect on bilateral relations and issues of common concerns to steer the direction for the steady development of bilateral relations. Making full use of the China-Viet Nam Steering Committee on Bilateral Cooperation and other mechanisms, the two sides should strengthen the docking of development strategies, promote the construction of cross-border economic cooperation zones and deepen cooperation in such areas as production capacity, infrastructure construction, investment and trade to serve respective economic and social development. We should expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges, actively conduct cooperation in education, medical care, youth and cultural industries, and enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples to cement the public opinion foundation between China and Viet Nam. We should advance maritime cooperation, accumulate consensus gradually, broaden common interests and meanwhile manage our differences through bilateral dialogues. Both sides should strengthen coordination and collaboration under such multilateral frameworks as the UN, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, China-ASEAN and Lancang-Mekong cooperation programs.

Xi Jinping pointed out that under the current circumstances, the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be conducive to synergizing consensus of all parties, deepen international cooperation and promote globalization towards a more open, inclusive, mutually beneficial, balanced and win-win direction. Viet Nam is an important country along the "Belt and Road". It is hoped that China and Viet Nam will take this forum as an opportunity to advance the docking of development strategies, promote practical cooperation in all fields to realize common development and prosperity.

Tran Dai Quang noted that consolidating China-Viet Nam traditional friendship and promoting its sustained, healthy and stable development of bilateral relations not only conform to the fundamental interests of the two peoples, but also are conducive to the peace and stability in the region. That is an unwavering diplomatic way and a prior direction chosen by Viet Nam. The Communist Party of Viet Nam, the government and the people always remember the great support offered by the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Chinese government and its people for the country's cause of national liberation and socialist construction. Viet Nam is willing to, together with China, strengthen and deepen the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in accordance with the spirit of being good comrades, partners, neighbors and friends as well as the principle of seeking long-term stability, good-neighborliness and comprehensive cooperation while looking into the future. The two sides should maintain high-level visits, give play to the exchanges and cooperation mechanism of the two countries, and expand practical cooperation in economy, trade, agriculture, environment, infrastructure, tourism, people-to-people and cultural engagement, security and other areas, as well as within the "Belt and Road" construction initiative, and learn from each other in the cause of renovation, development and poverty reduction. Both sides should properly settle disputes, and promote maritime cooperation. Speaking highly of China's great achievements in economic and social development, Viet Nam wishes the 19th CPC National Congress a great success. Viet Nam supports China to play a more important role in international and regional affairs.

Following their talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing of a number of bilateral cooperation documents covering such areas as diplomacy, economy, technology, e-commerce, infrastructure construction, and education.

After the signing ceremony, the two leaders and their spouses jointly visited the photo exhibition Vietnam in Chinese Photographers' Eyes.

Prior to the talks, President Xi Jinping held a welcoming ceremony for Tran Dai Quang at the square outside the East Gate of the Great Hall of the People. Xi Jinping's wife Mme. Peng Liyuan, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee Wang Huning, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee Li Zhanshu, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee Guo Jinlong, Vice Chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Shen Yueyue, State Councilor Yang Jiechi, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Wang Jiarui and others were present.

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