HanoiChina pledged to donate three million more doses of vaccine to Vietnam this year, when Foreign Minister Vuong Nghi met Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh.
The decision was announced as Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi co-chaired the 13th meeting of the Vietnam – China Bilateral Cooperation Steering Committee in Hanoi today. This commitment will bring the total number of vaccines China has donated to Vietnam to 5.7 million doses, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that some Chinese localities will also donate Covid-19 vaccines and medical equipment to Vietnamese localities. Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh expressed his thanks and appreciation for China’s support.
During the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Foreign Minister Vuong Nghi exchanged experiences on cooperation and prevention of Covid-19, including cooperation on vaccines, and agreed to promote the implementation of exchange and cooperation mechanisms. in the field of defense, security and law enforcement.
The two sides also discussed a number of limitations including unbalanced trade, Vietnam’s import and export through congested border gates, and assessed the progress of a number of economic and aid projects. Refunds should be accelerated.
China is currently Vietnam’s largest trading partner, and Vietnam is its fourth largest trading partner by country criteria. The two sides will resume commercial flights when conditions permit, facilitating the transport of passengers and goods between Vietnam and China.
Vietnam and China agreed to cooperate in good management of the land border on the basis of strictly complying with agreements and legal documents on the border. Regarding the issue at sea, the two sides agreed to continue to strictly adhere to high-level common sense, control disagreements well, not take actions to complicate the situation, expand disputes, and jointly maintain peace. stability in the South China Sea,
The two sides also agreed to promote the negotiation and cooperation mechanism in delimiting the waters outside the mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin and less sensitive areas, speeding up completion to sign a new Agreement on fisheries cooperation in the Gulf. North.
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh emphasized the importance of respecting each other’s legitimate rights and interests in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) during the meeting with Mr. Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Vietnam on September 10-12. Deputy spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet yesterday said that the visit took place in the context that the bilateral relations continued to maintain a development trend, and cooperation in various fields made encouraging progress. The two sides will exchange measures to promote the strengths and potentials of cooperation, and discuss a number of international and regional issues.
The purpose of the visit is to further promote the cooperation and comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, for the benefit of the two peoples, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in each country. As well as in the world, cooperation in the prevention of Covid-19 is an issue of mutual concern, including support for vaccines and medical supplies, “said Mr. Viet.