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January, 23 2014 09:00:00

Party leader discusses ties with Chinese counterpart

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping yesterday on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic ties.— VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung

HA NOI (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talks with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping yesterday on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the two countries' diplomatic ties.

General Secretary Trong congratulated the Party, State and people of China on their achievements in economic reform and development, enhancing the people's living conditions and building a transparent Party and government over the past year.

The Party chief also extended Lunar New Year greetings to the Chinese people, wishing them more success in their cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.

Wishing Vietnamese people a Happy New Year, Xi Jinping, who is also President of China, affirmed that the Party, State and people of China treasured the traditional friendship and neighbourliness with Viet Nam.

He applauded the achievements the Vietnamese people had made over the past year.

The Chinese Party leader briefed his Vietnamese counterpart on the major contents of the third Plenary Session of the Communist Party of China.

The two leaders spoke highly of the progress of Viet Nam-China ties in 2013.

They agreed on key directions for the maintenance and promotion of the stable, practical and healthy development of bilateral ties.

They also sketched out a number of measures including enhancing high-level meetings, exchanging in-depth experience in national development and increasing co-operation through the Steering Committee for Bilateral Co-operation.

They agreed that it was necessary to speed up and enhance the efficiency of co-operation mechanisms in all areas and strengthen people-to-people connections, especially among younger generations.

The two leaders also reached a consensus on maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea in accordance with joint perspectives and agreements reached by senior leaders of Viet Nam and China. — VNS

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