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Vietnamese, Chinese parties hold 15th theoretical workshop

Update: July, 21/2019 - 19:59
Vietnamese delegation was led by Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam's Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission Võ Văn Thưởng, attended the 15th theoretical workshop between the Communist parties of Việt Nam and China. — VNA/VNS Photo Lương Tuấn

GUIYANG — The 15th theoretical workshop between the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) was opened yesterday in Guiyang city in the Chinese province of Guizhou.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by Politburo member, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission Võ Văn Thưởng.

The Chinese side was headed by Huang Kunming, Politburo member, Secretary of the CPC Central Committee’s Secretariat and head of the CPC Central Committee’s Publicity Department.

The two-day event focuses on a number regularities during the modernisation of socialism. At its sessions, participants will discuss theoretical and practical issues in the building and modernisation of socialism in each country.

Earlier, head of the CPV Central Committee’s Information and Education Commission Võ Văn Thưởng met Zhao Leji, member of the CPC Politburo’s Standing Committee and Secretary of the CPC Central Committee’s Discipline Inspection Commission; and held talks with Huang Kunming.

The officials informed each other about the situation of their respective parties and countries and exchanged views on past relations.

They discussed orientations for continuing to promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties in the future. Participants also talked about ways to step up cooperation and exchange between the CPC’s Information and Education Commission and the CPC’s Publicity Department.

Regarding sea-related issues, Thưởng asked both sides to understand the common perceptions reached by the two parties and countries’ leaders, including the Việt Nam-China agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues, and resolve disagreements by peaceful means and in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

He requested China to respect Việt Nam’s rights and legitimate interests at sea in conformity with international law so as not to negatively affect the development of the countries’ relations. — VNS

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