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VN, Yunnan agree to boost provincial, country-wide ties

Update: April, 10/2015 - 09:11
Secretary of the Yunnan provincial Party Committee Li Ji Heng meets with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L) yesterday. — Photo VNA

YUNNAN (VNS) — Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong arrived in Kunming in China's Yunnan Province yesterday during his official visit to China.

Trong met Secretary of the Yunnan provincial Party Committee Li Ji Heng and other provincial officials upon his arrival in the provincial capital city yesterday. He arrived in China on Tuesday.

At the reception, Secretary Li spoke highly of the outcomes of the Vietnamese Party leader's China visit, such as the signing of a number of co-operation documents and agreements on creating new momentum to develop bilateral ties.

Yunnan would do its utmost to nurture the friendship between China and Viet Nam, as well as between the province and Vietnamese localities in particular, he said.

He also said Yunnan always treasured its ties with Viet Nam and wished to strengthen its relationships with Vietnamese localities for the people's benefit.

The Vietnamese Party chief congratulated Yunnan Province on its socio-economic development. He said its untapped potential and favourable conditions would help it grow even more.

He also expressed hope for closer co-operation between Yunnan and Vietnamese localities, especially those sharing the border.

The Party leader also met the staff of the Vietnamese Consulate General and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Kunming, where he told them about the results of his visit.

He said he hoped the Consulate General would do more to bridge the gap between Vietnamese localities and Yunnan, which borders Vietnam's Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Ha Giang and Dien Bien provinces.

The Party chief also visited Kunming Urban Planning Museum.

Business ties

Earlier in the day, he met with executives from Chinese companies investing in Viet Nam in Beijing.

Talking to representatives from Huawei Technologies, the Vietnamese leader congratulated the firm on its achievements in business activities, including yielding US$46 billion in revenue in 2014 and the development of environmentally friendly technology.

He spoke highly of Huawei's co-operation with Viet Nam's telecommunications companies and its assistance in telecommunication personnel training.

He expressed his hope that Huawei would continue its co-operation projects in Viet Nam, ultimately benefiting businesses and contributing to Vietnam's socio-economic development.

Huawei began opearting in Viet Nam in 1998 and set up Huawei Technologies (Viet Nam) Co. Ltd a decade later.

The firm co-ordinated with Vietnamese telecommunication partners to train 4,650 technology engineers. It is also carrying out a blueprint on developing its information and communication technology personnel.

In a meeting with Zhongxing Telecommunications Corporation executives, General Secretary Trong said he valued the enterprise's efforts to implement projects in communications and railway signals. He added that he hoped the firm and Viet Nam would bolster collaboration and exchanges on scientific research.

Zhongxing, with representative offices in Ha Noi, HCM City, Da Nang and Can Tho, has carried out nearly 50 projects in Viet Nam, including upgrading the signal system of three railway routes in the north.

Its representatives thanked the Vietnamese Government for creating favourable conditions for the firm's operations. They said they hoped for further support in the implementation of the railway signal modernisation project's second phase. — VNS

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