Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping with Vietnamese officials (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping left Hanoi on November 6, concluding the State visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang.

During the visit, President Xi held talks with the Vietnamese Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang, and had meetings with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

The Chinese leader delivered a speech at the 10 th meeting of the 13 th National Assembly, met outstanding Vietnamese and Chinese youths and witnessed the signing of several bilateral cooperation documents.

The two sides issued a Joint Statement which hailed the visit for cementing the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership for the sake of peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

Reviewing the ties between the two Parties and countries over the past 65 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, the two sides agreed that the Vietnam-China friendship, founded and fostered by President Ho Chi Minh, President Mao Zedong and other leaders, is a valuable common asset of the Vietnamese and Chinese people, and needs to be preserved, passed on and promoted.

They agreed to strengthen political trust, accelerate cooperation across sectors on the basis of mutual respect, equality, and mutual benefit; manage and properly solve disputes; and step up the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in a stable, healthy fashion.

Vietnam and China consented to jointly control disputes at sea, fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), push for the early conclusion of a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) on the basis of consultations, and avoid actions that would further complicate the situation and expand dispute while swiftly, properly dealing with arising issues, for the sake of peace and stability in the East Sea and Vietnam-China relations.

They agreed to enhance coordination in multilateral frameworks such as the United Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum and ASEAN-China, work together to maintain, protect and promote peace, prosperity and development in the world.

A number of cooperation documents and agreements were also signed as part of the visit.

On the occasion, the Chinese leader and his entourage paid floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.-VNA