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Party leader’s China visit has been a success in all aspects: Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son

(WVR/VNA) - The freshly-concluded visit to China by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has helped enhance sentiments, political trust and mutual understanding between the two countries, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son has affirmed in his interview to the press on the outcomes of the visit.

Party leader’s China visit has been a success in all aspects: Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son gave interview to the press. (Photo: VNA)

Regarding the the significance of visit by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Foreign Minister Son said that the official visit, from October 30 to November 1, has positively contributed to promoting the solidarity and traditional friendship between Viet Nam and China, and boosting and deepening their bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

According to the Foreign Minister, the visit is of great significance to the neighbouring countries and has attracted public attention, both domestically and internationally.

It has been a success in all aspects, he stressed, adding that this was the first in-person official diplomatic activity between the top leaders of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.

This was also the first overseas trip by Party General Secretary Trong after the 13th National Congress of the CPV, the Foreign Minister continued.

He noted that General Secretary Trong was the first and highest-ranking foreign leader the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping had received following the 20th CPC National Congress – a top important political event of the Chinese Party and people.

The fact demonstrates the importance the two Parties and countries attach to each other, especially the respect of the Chinese Party, Government and people and CPC General Secretary Xi himself for the Vietnamese Party leader, with the highest-level welcome and many special arrangements.

The visit was a follow-up of the regular meetings and contacts by the top leaders of the two Parties and countries over the past years, he said, elaborating the four phone talks by the two in 2020 and 2021, along with the exchange of letters and congratulatory messages on the occasion of big events of each side.

Party leader’s China visit has been a success in all aspects: Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing, on October 31, 2022. (Photo: VNA)

In the context of the regional and world situation developing complicatedly and unpredictably, and the cause of reform and opening-up and socialism building in each country entering the new period, Trong’s visit holds great significance as it has contributed to creating a firm political foundation and boosting substantive cooperation between the two countries across spheres.

The visit also demonstrates that the Vietnamese Party and State always place importance and give the top priority to building and developing the good relations with the Party, State and people of China, for fundamental, long-term interests of the two peoples, and for peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

It was intended to realise Viet Nam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation and diversification of relations, active and proactive international integration, and being a friend, a reliable partner and responsible member of the international community, Son said.

Regarding outcomes of the visit, the Minister highlighted the two sides issued a 13-point joint statement, with strategic contents orienting the bilateral relations in all fields in the time ahead.

The two sides agreed to continue enhancing and deepening the Viet Nam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in the motto "friendly neighbourliness, 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 areas which lay a foundation and a premise for them to cooperate effectively in the years to come, helping to promote the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in a healthy, stable and sustainable manner, for the sake of the two peoples, and for peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

Party leader’s China visit has been a success in all aspects: General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping witnessed the signing of cooperation documents between the two countries in Beijing, on October 31, 2022. (Source: VNA)

According to the Foreign Minister, the Joint Statement and the documents vividly reflect the nature and the cohesion of the Viet Nam-China relations, and the strong resolve by the two Parties and countries in further enhancing and deepening the bilateral cooperation in the time ahead.

To materialise the common perceptions reached by the two leaders, and outcomes reaped during the visit, Foreign Minister Son suggested 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 considerable result-oriented changes and raise the efficiency of economic, trade and investment cooperation as well as collaboration in other fields, thus bringing pragmatic interests and creating a solid foundation for the bilateral ties, he noted.

The Foreign Minister also proposed the two sides control and satisfactorily iron out differences at sea, maintain the peaceful, stable environment in the East Sea and the region, and seriously observe the reached high-level perceptions.

“I firmly believe that by fully, comprehensively and effectively implementing the high-level perceptions reached during the official visit to China by Party General Secretary Trong, the friendly neighbourliness and the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Viet Nam and China will grow stronger in the time ahead, as per wish of the two Party leaders to bring the bilateral relations to a new development period with higher political trust, more practical cooperation, more solid social foundation, and better controlled differences,” he said.

 
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