|Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng on the phone with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to step up result-oriented co-operation between the two countries during a phone call on Tuesday.
The call was held to mark Việt Nam’s 75th National Day (September 2), China’s 71st National Day (October 1) and the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic ties (January 18).
The Vietnamese leader emphasised that 2020 is an important milestone in bilateral diplomatic ties, and affirmed that over the past seven decades, friendship and co-operation have always been the main part of the relationship between Việt Nam and China throughout many ups and downs.
He noted that the two countries have held an array of co-operation activities in flexible forms since the beginning of this year, contributing to developing the bilateral comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership in a healthy and stable manner.
General Secretary Trọng suggested the two countries increase all-level and people-to-people exchanges and consolidate mutual trust and understanding to create a firm social foundation for bilateral ties.
He proposed the two sides work to address their existing problems, especially sea-related issues, in the spirit of common perceptions reached by leaders of the two Parties and countries, and in line with international law, contributing to maintaining a peaceful and stable environment for the development of each Party and country.
Trong wished the Chinese people greater achievements in national development under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.
The Chinese leader congratulated Việt Nam for the huge achievements it has recorded over the past 75 years, saying he believes the Vietnamese people will attain even greater accomplishments in the cause of national construction and development under the leadership of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV), and the CPV will successfully hold its 13th National Party Congress.
The Chinese Party and State attach great importance to traditional friendly neighbourliness with Việt Nam, he said, pledging that China will continue to support Việt Nam to complete its role as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021, and ASEAN Chair in 2020.
Xi expressed his willingness to work with Việt Nam’s high-ranking leaders to intensify strategic exchanges and promote substantial and effective co-operation for more intensive and extensive development of the China-Việt Nam friendly neighbourliness, bringing benefits to both peoples and contributing to maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world.
He also lauded the results Việt Nam has recorded in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as co-operation and co-ordination between the two countries in the fighting the virus. — VNS