National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ hosted a reception for Chinese Ambassador to Việt Nam Xiong Bo in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ said developing Việt Nam-China comprehensive strategic partnership is a consistent policy, a strategic choice and top priority of Việt Nam.
During a reception in Hà Nội on Thursday for Chinese Ambassador to Việt Nam Xiong Bo, Huệ congratulated China on its COVID-19 pandemic control, impressive economic recovery and the successful organisation of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the Chinese National Assembly’s meeting.
He said that Việt Nam attaches special importance to maintaining and developing neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation with the Chinese Party, State and people.
The NA leader noted that over the past 70 years and more, friendship and cooperation remain the mainstream of the Việt Nam-China diplomatic relationship, in line with the era’s trend and the aspiration and essential interests of the two countries and their people.
He expressed his delight at the growing Việt Nam-China ties over the past year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the maintenance of regular high-level exchanges, citing as an example that since early 2020, Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping have held three important phone conversations, during which they outlined significant strategic orientations to ties between the two Parties and countries. Exchanges and ties between the two nations’ ministries, agencies and localities have also been strengthened.
Huệ also noted that the two countries have shared medical supplies with each other and helped each other fight the pandemic as well as in times of natural disasters. Economic and trade cooperation posted remarkable development.
The NA Chairman hailed the Chinese Embassy and the Chinese Ambassador for coordinating with the Vietnamese NA Committee for External Relations to carry out practical and effective joint activities between the two legislatures, including holding trips to China for Vietnamese NA and People’s Council deputies.
The leader vowed to continue building on the past achievements to deepen bilateral friendship and coordination between the two legislatures.
Ambassador Xiong Bo said China attaches importance to and supports Việt Nam’s policy of pursuing socialism that suits its realities. He believed that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee, the country will fulfil the goals set by the 13th National Party Congress.
He said relations between the two legislatures are an important part of the relationship between the two countries, and wished that the two sides would seriously implement common perceptions reached by leaders of the two Parties and countries, and bring into play their role enhancing the sharing of experiences in Party building and national development as well as boost collaboration in various fields and understanding and friendly cooperation between the two countries.
The guest wished Việt Nam success in the upcoming election of deputies to the 15th NA and People’s Councils at all levels for the 2021-26 tenure.
He added that Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China Li Zhanshu hopes to hold a phone conversation with NA Chairman Huệ to discuss measures to bolster ties between the two law-making bodies. — VNS