|Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo
BEIJING (VNS) — Viet Nam attached importance to the stable and sustainable development of the comprehensive strategic partnership with China, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a meeting in Beijing yesterday.
Phuc reaffirmed Viet Nam's persistent policy of peace, independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification of relations.
He suggested his host instruct Chinese agencies and localities to effectively implement agreements and common understandings reached by the two Parties and States.
He also called on the Chinese leader to facilitate the importation of Viet Nam's agro-forestry and fishery products while expanding Chinese investment in the country, especially hi-tech and infrastructure projects within the "two corridors, one economic belt" framework.
The Deputy PM proposed China continue moving co-operation mechanisms forward between the two countries' localities and create optimal conditions for economic bonds at border areas.
He urged the two sides to control differences at sea, maintain peace and stability in the East Sea and not affect the bilateral ties.
In response, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that the Government and people of China consistently pursue the motto of friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive co-operation with Viet Nam.
Li said his country wished to maintain meetings with Viet Nam and stood ready to join the Southeast Asian nation in settling divergent views and promoting pragmatic co-operation in various areas, thus contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
He also welcomed Deputy PM Phuc's official visit to China and his attendance at the China-ASEAN Expo and the 12th China-ASEAN Trade and Investment Summit.
Earlier, Phuc met Vice Premier Wang Qishan, who is also Secretary of the Chinese Party Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. The two officials shared experience in Party inspection and combating crimes and corruption.
They agreed to increase delegation exchanges between the two Parties and nations' inspection agencies and cooperate in personnel training. — VNS