Party leader’s visit to China a success from all points of view: Foreign Minister
VIETNAM, November 2 – HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng’s freshly concluded visit to China has helped to strengthen feelings, political trust and mutual understanding between the two countries, Foreign Minister Bùi Thanh said. His.
Sơn told the press that the official visit, from October 30 to November 1, has positively contributed to promoting the solidarity and traditional friendship between Việt Nam and China, and strengthening and deepening their bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. .
According to the Vietnamese Foreign Minister, the visit is of great significance to neighboring countries and has attracted public attention both domestically and internationally.
It was a success from all points of view, he underlined, adding that it was the first official diplomatic activity in person between the main leaders of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) and the Communist Party of China (CCP) since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was also the Trọng Party General Secretary’s first overseas trip after the 13th CPV National Congress, the minister said.
He noted that Trọng was the first and highest-ranking foreign leader that the CPC Central Committee and General Secretary of the Party and Chinese President Xi Jinping had received following the 20th National Congress of the CPC – a very important political event of the Party and of the Chinese people.
This fact demonstrates the importance that the two parties and countries attach to each other, especially the respect of the Chinese party, government and people and of Xi himself for the leader of the Vietnamese party, with a welcome at the highest level and numerous special provisions.
The visit followed regular meetings and contacts by top leaders of both sides and countries over the past few years, he said, elaborating on the four telephone talks in 2020 and 2021, as well as the exchange of letters and congratulatory messages. on the occasion of major events on each side.
Against the background of the complicated and unpredictable development of the regional and global situation, and the cause of reform, opening up and building socialism in each country entering the new period, Trọng’s visit takes on a great importance because it has helped to create a solid political base and strengthen substantive cooperation between the two countries in all areas.
The visit also demonstrates that the Vietnamese Party and State always attach importance and top priority to building and developing good relations with China, for the long-term fundamental interests of the two peoples, and for the peace, cooperation and development in the region. and the world.
It aimed to achieve Việt Nam’s foreign policy of independence, autonomy, multilateralization and diversification of relations, active and proactive international integration, and to be a friend, a reliable partner and a responsible member of the international community, Sơn said.
Regarding the results of the visit, the Minister pointed out that the two parties have issued a Joint statement in 13 pointswith strategic contents guiding bilateral relations in all fields in the times to come.
They also agreed to continue to strengthen and deepen the Việt Nam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership under the slogan “good neighborliness, comprehensive cooperation, long-term stability and forward-looking” and in the spirit of “good neighbours, good friends, good comrades and good partners”.
On this occasion, Vietnamese and Chinese ministries, agencies and localities signed 13 cooperation documents in various fields which lay the foundation and premise for effective cooperation in the coming years, helping to promote the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in a healthy and stable environment. sustainable development, in the interests of both peoples, and for peace, stability and development in the region and in the world.
According to the minister, the statement and documents clearly reflect the nature and cohesion of Việt Nam-China relations, and the strong determination of both parties and countries to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation in the coming times.
To concretize the common perceptions reached by the two leaders and the results reaped during the visit, Sơn suggested that the two sides work to intensify mutual understanding, consolidate and promote their political trust by maintaining regular meetings.
The two countries should strive to create result-oriented sweeping changes and increase the effectiveness of economic, trade and investment cooperation and collaboration in other fields, thus bringing pragmatic interests and creating a solid foundation for bilateral relations, he noted.
The Minister also offered the two sides to satisfactorily control and smooth out differences at sea, maintain the peaceful and stable environment in the South China Sea (known in Việt Nam as the East Sea ) and in the region, and to seriously observe the high-level perceptions reached. .
“I firmly believe that by fully, comprehensively and effectively implementing the high-level perceptions reached during Party General Secretary Trọng’s official visit to China, the friendly neighborhood and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Việt Nam and China will grow stronger in the time ahead, according to the wish of the two Party leaders to bring bilateral relations to a new period of development with greater political trust, more pragmatic cooperation, more social basis. solid and better controlled differences,” he said.
Chinese Ambassador to Việt Nam Xiong Bo, in an interview with Vietnam News Agency, acknowledged that Party leader Trọng’s trip was extremely important because it took place in a context where the construction of socialism in the countries is entering a new period of development, reflecting the importance of the relationship between the two Parties and the countries.
The main leaders met again after five years and jointly defined a roadmap and directions for the development of China-Việt Nam relations in the new period, further intensifying the common political perception of the two Parties, States and peoples on the promotion of bilateral relations. , and sent a clear message that the two will strengthen solidarity and cooperation and remain persistent on the path of socialism, the ambassador noted.
The leaders affirmed the importance of persevering in the path of socialism, strengthening the solid socialist economic foundations and capitalizing on the traditional friendship, in which the countries are both comrades and brothers, in the new context, he commented.
To demonstrate the friendship of the CPC and the Chinese people with General Secretary Trọng and the Vietnamese people, China has made many special arrangements.
CPC General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping presented the Order of Friendship to CPV General Secretary Trọng. At the banquet held in honor of the Vietnamese leader, the host leader introduced each member of the CPC Politburo Permanent Council for the new term to his guest, which clearly illustrated the political determination of the new CPC leadership to join. Việt Nam to make efforts and develop.
Ambassador Xiong expressed his belief that the visit marked a milestone in good diplomatic relations and also gave strong impetus to the development of relations between the two sides and the two countries in the new period. —VNS