Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Secretary of the Guizhou Provincial Party Committee Chen Min’er in Hà Nội yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Government always treasures and encourages ministries and provinces to step up cooperation with China’s localities, highlighted Prime Minister Phúc during a reception for Secretary of the Guizhou Provincial Party Committee Chen Min’er yesterday.
Việt Nam persistently pursues a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, multilateralisation and diversification of relations, while attaching much importance to consolidating and enhancing friendship and relations, as well as comprehensive collaboration with China, the prime minister said.
Prime Minister Phúc said the cooperation between Guizhou Province and Vietnamese localities across the fields of economics, trade and investment, has not been on par with the two sides’ potentials, hence it should be strengthened in the times ahead.
He asked Guizhou Province to boost imports from Việt Nam, especially agro-forestry-fishery products, encourage its enterprises to invest in Việt Nam, as well as facilitate business activities of Vietnamese companies in the province.
For his part, Chen Min’er underscored that the result-oriented relations between Việt Nam and China will give momentum to strengthen Việt Nam-Guizhou collaboration.
He said education cooperation with Việt Nam was Guizhou’s top priority, adding that the province will continue to offer scholarships and create favourable conditions for Vietnamese students to study in the province.
Four universities in Guizhou Province have set up relations with Vietnamese universities, helping promote the two sides’ collaboration in the field, he added.
Expressing his delight over the rapid trade growth between Vietnam and Guizhou, Chen Min’er said that the province will speed up the construction of a highway connecting Kunming and Nanning provinces in the coming time to enhance comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and the Chinese province. — VNS