|Viet Nam's Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh (L) and Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan in Beijing.—VNA/VNS Photo
BEIJING (VNS)— Viet Nam and China have agreed to maintain their comprehensive strategic co-operation, including that between their naval and border guard forces.
The two sides announced this during a meeting between Viet Nam's Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh and Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan in Beijing yesterday.
They emphasised the need for co-operation and consultation to engage in multilateral security structures for peace - and in the interests of each country's people.
Chang Wanquan said China persistently pursued peaceful development and saw the development of other countries, including Viet Nam, as its opportunity. — VNS