Vietnam and China agree to control disagreements and maintain peace in the East Sea

Vietnam and China agree to control disagreements and maintain peace in the East Sea - Photo 1.

State Councilor, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son at talks on September 11 – Photo: BNG

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son and State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi exchanged opinions on bilateral relations and specific measures to promote the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. Vietnam – China in the coming time.

Discussing a number of international and regional issues of mutual concern,Both sides agree that in the context of the current complicated and profoundly changing international situation, it is appropriate for Vietnam and China to strengthen political trust and comprehensive cooperation in accordance with their fundamental and long-term interests. of the peoples of the two countries.

In the coming time, the foreign ministries of the two countries will continue to closely coordinate and advise the leaders of the two sides to strengthen exchanges and promote cooperation in economy, trade, as well as in the fields of infrastructure construction. infrastructure, transportation projects connecting the two countries.

The two sides discussed in-depth coordination measures in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 epidemic, ensuring the maintenance of trade and economic cooperation activities.

The two sides also exchanged open and frank opinions on border and territorial issues, and proposed specific measures to coordinate and manage the land border well on the basis of strict compliance with agreements. and legal documents on the border.

The two ministers agreed to continue to strictly adhere to the high-level common understanding, well control disagreements at sea, jointly maintain peace and stability in the East Sea, and jointly promote negotiations with ASEAN countries to reach an early conclusion. effective, efficient and substantive Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), in accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982.

Minister Bui Thanh Son emphasized the need to respect the legitimate rights and interests of coastal states, in accordance with international law, including UNCLOS 1982.

Also on the second working day of his official visit to Vietnam, Mr. Vuong Nghi had a meeting with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

Receiving Mr. Vuong at the Government Headquarters, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirming that the traditional friendship between Vietnam and China is a valuable asset of the two sides.

Vietnam and China agree to control disagreements and maintain peace in the East Sea - Photo 2.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed that the traditional friendship between Vietnam and China is a valuable asset of the two Parties, countries and peoples of the two countries – Photo: VGP

Vietnam considers this a top priority in its foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralisation, diversification, and proactive international integration. The strengthening and development of the increasingly stable and healthy Vietnam-China relations is an important factor for the development of each country, contributing to peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world. In the world.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh thanked China for supporting vaccines for Vietnam, looking forward to China’s continued support for more vaccines, technology transfer of vaccines and drugs to treat COVID-19, as well as implementing contracts to buy vaccines to meet Vietnam’s needs, especially in September and October this year.

The Prime Minister also affirmed that the two countries need to properly handle and control disputes at sea, and work with ASEAN countries to promote the negotiation of a substantive and effective COC Code in compliance with international law, especially UNCLOS 1982.

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