Vietnam prioritizes relations with China

Vietnam consistently attaches importance to developing the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with neighboring China.

Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh affirmed that cooperation while receiving Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, who is in Vietnam to attend the ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 17th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), in Hanoi on July 22.

Vietnam's Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh (R) holds talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Hanoi on July 22. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

The Party leader said he was pleased with the continuously developing ties between the two countries, with many practical activities marking “Vietnam-China Friendship Year 2010”.

He expressed his wish that the two sides successfully organize the upcoming Vietnam-China Youth Festival in China’s Guangxi province and the 6 the theoretical workshop between the Communist Parties of Vietnam and China in Vietnam’s central city of Danang.

General Secretary Manh also highly valued China’s support for Vietnam during the year it assumes the position of ASEAN Chair.

For his part, Minister Yang Jiechi said he was delighted with the great achievements the Vietnamese people have made during the renewal process.

He expressed his determination to boost cooperation with the Vietnamese in implementing high-level agreements as well as activities celebrating the 60 the anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and China-Vietnam Friendship Year 2010.

He spoke highly of Vietnam’s preparations for the ASEAN meetings and vowed to actively cooperate with the Southeast Asian country during the year it assumes the ASEAN Chair.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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