Vietnam joins China-ASEAN summit
VNA 19/10/2010 - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong led a Vietnamese delegation to attend the seventh China-ASEAN Investment and Trade Summit, which opened in Nanning city, Guangxi province, China on Oct. 19.
The Vietnamese Deputy PM spoke highly of past developments of the two countries’ cooperation in politics, the economy, culture and society.
CPPCC Chairman Jia Qinglin welcomed the Vietnamese delegation, saying its participation at the summit showed Vietnam’s attention to boosting bilateral ties with China .
He also congratulated Vietnam’s on its national construction and development achievements and wished the upcoming National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam success.
In 2010, Vietnam-China bilateral trade turnover was estimated at 25 billion USD, surpassing the set target.
The two countries signed three documents relating to border issues, creating a precondition for building a common border of peace and friendship.
On the occasion, Deputy PM Trong also asked China to cooperate with Vietnam in coping with typhoon Megi, which is crossing the East Sea .
The same day, Deputy PM Trong attended and cut the ribbon to open the 2010 China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO).
The exposition drew the participation of 4,500 pavilions of 2,500 enterprises from China, ASEAN countries and some other countries and territories.
Vietnam sent ASEAN’s largest delegation to the event with 192 booths introducing farm produce, food, fine arts and investment and tourism services./.
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