|General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President of China Xi Jinping viewed the agreements signed between two countries' ministries and agencies. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|
BEIJING — Việt Nam and China on Monday signed 13 documents on bilateral cooperation across fields as part of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng’s ongoing official visit to China.
The CPV chief and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and President of China Xi Jinping have together viewed the agreements after wrapping up their talks, which was held on the same day.
The documents included those sealed between the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations and the CPC Central Committee’s International Liaison Commission; and between the former’s Commission for Internal Affairs and the latter’s Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission.
Memoranda of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Việt Nam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; between the countries’ ministries of justice; and between their capitals Hà Nội and Beijing were also inked.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade signed a MoU on strengthening joint works to ensure the supply chain between the nations with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce; a on food safety in bilateral trade with the Chinese General Administration of Customs (GACC); and another on cooperation in trade and economy with the People's Government of China’s Yunnan Province.
The customs bodies of Việt Nam and China, meanwhile, sealed a pact on building priority areas for collaboration.
Similar MoUs on increasing the bilateral cooperation were also inked in the sectors of ecology-environment; culture-tourism; state assets and state enterprises.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the GACC signed a protocol requiring phytosanitary for fresh bananas exported from Việt Nam to China. — VNS