– The Party, State and people of Vietnam attach special importance to the
traditional relationship with China, and consider it as a valuable asset of
both sides, President Tran Dai Quang has stated.
He made the remarks on June 18 at a reception for Politburo
member and Vice
Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Senior Lieutenant General Fan
Changlong, who is leading a high-level military delegation on a two-day official
friendship visit to Vietnam.
He expressed his belief that the delegation’s visit as well as their attendance
at the 4th Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange
programme slated for June 20-22 in both Vietnam and China, will contribute to
further strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation Partnership
between the two Parties, States and people.
While speaking highly of the results of the talks between Vietnamese Defence
Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich and Senior Lieutenant General Fan, President
Quang urged the two sides concretise cooperation contents in the statement on joint vision on defence cooperation until 2025, in order
to deepen links between the two defence ministries, contributing to enhancing
political trust between the two countries.
He also highlighted the flourishing bilateral relations as high-ranking leaders reached common perception on
fruitfully promoting the Vietnam-China Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation Partnership.
He appreciated General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President
Xi Jinping’s acceptance to pay a State-level visit to Vietnam and attend the 25th APEC High-Level Week in
central Da Nang city.
For his part, Fan said the Chinese delegation’s visit aims to implementing important common perceptions agreed by the leaders of the two
Parties and States, including fostering cooperation between the two armies.
The bond between the two armies forms part of the bilateral relations, he
stressed, noting that high-level and border friendship exchanges between the two
countries in recent years recorded positive results.
Regarding the East
Sea-related issues, the host said any dispute should be handled by peaceful
means, with respect for each other’s interest and in line with international
law, in particular to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the
Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (Doc) and striving for a Code of Conduct
(COC) in the region.
Fan responded that
the East Sea issue should be settled peacefully with cautions to avoid
affecting the friendship between Vietnam and China.-VNA