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Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to continue working closely with Vietnamese agencies and localities to reinforce links across economics, trade, investment, transport, agriculture and tourism.

Meeting Secretary of the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Peng Qinghua in Hanoi on November 4, Deputy PM Phuc said both sides should actively implement the common perception reached by the two countries’ leaders, increase delegation and people-to-people exchanges and make full use of existing cooperative mechanisms in the time ahead in order to make substantial progress in bilateral ties.

He urged the well implementation of the three documents on land border signed between Vietnam and China, and proposed that the two sides work together to research and carry out measures to facilitate cross-border economic exchange such as opening new or upgrading border gates, creating favourable conditions for people, goods and vehicles to travel to each side, and joining hands in fighting smuggling and counterfeits.

The Deputy PM stressed that cooperation between the two countries’ ministries, sectors and localities, particularly border localities, is very important to the healthy development of the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

The Chinese guest, for his part, affirmed that the Government and people of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region attach importance to strengthening the traditional friendship and cooperation with Vietnam.

He expressed wish for more discussions about infrastructure connectivity projects between Vietnamese localities and Guangxi.-VNA