Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh (left cover) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi co-chaired the 13th meeting of the Steering Committee for bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and China on September 10 – Photo: World & Vietnam
On September 10, Politburo member and permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi co-chaired the 13th meeting of the Steering Committee for Cooperation bilateral relations between Vietnam and China.
The two sides agreed that, since the 12th meeting (July 2020), the relationship between Vietnam and China has maintained a positive development trend. intimate contact and exchange through many forms and high frequency.
Exchange and cooperation among ministries, branches and localities have also been promoted; support and help each other in the fight against COVID-19.
China continues to be Vietnam’s largest trading partner. In 2020, Vietnam is China’s fourth largest trading partner by country criteria. Exchanges and cooperation between localities of the two countries are increasingly close.
The two sides also discussed a number of limited issues such as unbalanced trade, trade activities, especially Vietnam’s import and export through congested border gates, and the progress of some contract projects. Economic cooperation, grant aid should be accelerated.
The two sides exchanged and identified a number of working focus in the coming time. Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh suggested promoting mutually beneficial cooperation to achieve substantive progress, in accordance with the spirit of common perception of senior leaders.
The two sides agreed to promote the organization of high-level visits and meetings, effectively implement the cooperation between the two parties, and promote the important role of the two foreign ministries in coordinating and promoting the two countries’ relations.
The two sides also agreed to well implement exchange and cooperation mechanisms in the fields of defense, security, law enforcement, experience exchange and cooperation on COVID-19 prevention, including cooperation about vaccines.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that China will donate 3 million more doses of vaccines to Vietnam this year, bringing the total number of vaccines China’s aid to 5.7 million doses.
He said some Chinese localities also donated vaccines and medical equipment to Vietnamese localities.
Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh expressed his thanks and appreciation for China’s support.
The two sides agreed to resume commercial flights when conditions permit, facilitating the movement of people and goods.
The two sides agreed to continue applying effective measures to promote economic-trade cooperation, investment for stable, sustainable, balanced and healthy development, and soon complete the procedures for opening the market for foreign investors. with some agricultural products of Vietnam…
The two sides had an open and frank exchange on border and territorial issues, in which they agreed to cooperate in good management of the land border on the basis of strictly complying with border agreements and legal documents.
Regarding the issue at sea, the two sides agreed to continue to strictly adhere to high-level common sense, well control disagreements, not take actions to complicate the situation, expand disputes, and jointly maintain peace. stability in the South China Sea.
Vietnam and China agreed to promote negotiation and cooperation mechanisms to achieve substantive progress, including cooperation in less sensitive areas, delimitation of waters outside the mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin, as well as speeding up the completion of the process. to sign a new agreement on fisheries cooperation in the Gulf of Tonkin.
Standing 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).
Before that, like Youth Online Reportedly, at the invitation of Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son, Chinese Foreign Minister Vuong Nghi paid an official visit to Vietnam and attended the 13th meeting of the Steering Committee on Cooperation. bilateral cooperation between Vietnam and China from September 10 to 12.
In Vietnam, Foreign Minister Vuong Nghi will hold talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and have courtesy greetings to senior Vietnamese leaders.