Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat Dinh The Huynh (L) and Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping (Source: VNA)

Beijing (VNA) – The Party and State of Vietnam always treasure the friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with the Party and State of China, Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat Dinh The Huynh stated.

He added that that is based on the country’s foreign policy of peace, independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of relations, and intensive international integration while meeting Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping in Beijing on October 20 as part of his three-day visit to the country.

At the meeting, Huynh congratulated the Chinese Party, State and people on their achievements in Party building and comprehensive reform as well as national management and development following the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

He expressed his hope that under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee headed by General Secretary Xi, Chinese people will gain more attainments in socialism building and door opening path to soon achieve the target of building a well-off society.

The Politburo member noted with joy developments in bilateral ties, especially the outcomes reached during the official visit to China by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the State visit to Vietnam by Xi Jinping in 2015, and especially the official visit to China by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in September 2016.

The official suggested the two countries seriously and effectively actualise common perceptions reached by their Party and State leaders, intensify political trust, improve the efficiency of pragmatic cooperation across fields and enhance people-to-people exchange.

He also called on the two sides to make effort in maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea, take no actions that complicate and expand the disputes, stringently observe the agreement on the basis principles guiding the settlement of sea-related matters, the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), work together with other ASEAN member countries to soon reach a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), while patiently seeking basic and long-term solutions to the problems in the spirit of respecting each other’s interests and complying with international law.

For his part, Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping hailed Huynh’s visit and the meeting between the two Politburo officials and sent regards to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Party and State officials.

He cherished the success of the 12 th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), displaying his belief that under the leadership of the CPV led by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnamese people will successfully fulfill targets and tasks set in the Congress’s Resolution and obtain more achievements in the reform process as well as socialism construction.

As neighbouring socialist nations led by the communist parties, Vietnam and China share a lot of similarities, he said, adding that the two countries’ Party and State leaders have reached various common perceptions to orient the bilateral ties.

Expressing his delight at recent fruitful developments of the bilateral relations, the host affirmed that China will work together with Vietnam to boost the relationship in a healthy and stable fashion.

The leader urged the two sides to increase the exchange of delegations as well as experience in Party building and national leadership and management, and push forwards the relations between the two Parties and States.

The same day, Huynh held talks Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and Secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.

The two sides informed each other about situations of their Parties and countries, and screened achievements as well as problems still existed in the Vietnam-China relations in recent years.

They compared notes on measures to fully and seriously realise agreements and perceptions reached by the two countries’ Party and State leaders in a bid to raise the efficiency of the pragmatic and mutually beneficial cooperation across sectors.

Regarding the East Sea issue, Huynh asserted Vietnam’s stance on handling the disputes by peaceful measures and on the basis of international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS) and fully respecting diplomatic and legal procedures.

He appealed the two countries to exactly and fully realise the joint perceptions and agreements in the spirit of “words going well with deeds” and seriously follow the agreement on the basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related matters and the DOC, towards reaching the COC.

Huynh also called for joint efforts to soundly address issues concerning fisheries and operations of fishermen, take no actions that complicate and broaden the disputes, not use or threaten to use force and not militarise in the sea.

Following the talks, Liu Yunshan hosted a banquet for Huynh and his entourage.

While in China, Huynh also had meetings with representatives of agencies under the CPC Central Committee and visited the Vietnamese Embassy in the country.-VNA