Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc welcomes Chairman of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China Chen Wu during a reception in Hà Nội yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc welcomed the ongoing visit to Việt Nam by Chairman of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China Chen Wu during a reception in Hà Nội yesterday, saying it will promote cooperation opportunities between the governments, people and businesses of the two nations.
The PM emphasised the importance of realising common agreements and perceptions by senior leaders of the two Parties and States as well as further boosting the comprehensive partnership between Guangxi and Việt Nam, and between Guangxi and Vietnamese border localities in particular.
He suggested continuing to upgrade existing mechanisms towards creating the most favourable conditions for customs clearance at border gates, and asked Guangxi to facilitate cross-border trade, promptly pilot the one-stop shop mechanism, and develop logistics infrastructure to raise two-way trade.
PM Phúc agreed with Chen’s proposal to upgrade transport connectivity between Guangxi and Vietnamese localities, saying that both sides could consider building and renovating bridges to boost trade ties.
Welcoming Guangxi’s capable firms to do business in Việt Nam, the leader said the two sides should also increase cooperation in the fields of culture, healthcare, education, labour and people-to-people exchanges, as well as in the fight against crimes and maintaining a borderline of peace and friendship, thus contributing positively to the common achievements between the two Parties, States and people.
Chen, for his part, said the visit aims to continue realising common agreements and perceptions by senior leaders of the two Parties and States.
Chen proposed choosing several outstanding products for the pilot mechanism such as Việt Nam’s watermelon and China’s apple.
Guangxi wants to enhance road and railway transport connectivity with Vietnamese border provinces and upgrade border gates, he said, adding that the two sides could fortify collaboration in education, culture and health care.
Chen promised to continue building a borderline of peace and friendship with Việt Nam, step up the fight against cross-border smuggling and transnational crimes, and well prepare for the upcoming CAEXPO in which Việt Nam is expected to participate. —VNS