Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) and Secretary of the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, Peng Qinghua (Source: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hosted a reception in Hanoi, on April 27, for Secretary of the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, Peng Qinghua.
Minh affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, government and people support friendly cooperation between Vietnamese ministries, agencies and localities and Chinese counterparts and Guangxi in particular.
He also asked Guangxi to make thorough preparations for meetings between the two countries’ leaders during the 13 th ASEAN-China Expo in Nanning, and the eighth conference of a joint working committee between Vietnam’s northern border provinces of Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Lang Son and Quang Ninh, with Guangxi.
The host called for boosting result-oriented and mutually beneficial cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, tourism and infrastructure connectivity, partly by encouraging Guangxi’s investment in Vietnam’s infrastructure and importing more of Vietnamese goods, especially agro-forestry-fishery products.
Additionally, he urged effective enforcement of three agreements on Vietnam-China border management, the protection and exploitation of tourism resources at Cao Bang’s Ban Gioc waterfall, and free navigation in the Bac Luan river mouth.
Cooperation should also be increased in fighting crime, smuggling and terrorism; enhancing labour management in border areas, and facilitating customs clearance at border gates; towards building a borderline of peace, stability, friendship, cooperation and development.
Peng Qinghua, for his part, said Guangxi attaches importance to friendship and cooperation with Vietnamese localities.
He expressed his wish for realising common perceptions reached by the two countries’ leaders and agreements on deepening agreements on friendly exchanges with Vietnam’s border provinces, contributing to strengthening the China – Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.-VNA