Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong (L) and Politburo member Dinh The Huynh (Source: VNA) 
Hanoi (VNA) – Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong has affirmed that the Chinese Party, State and people attach importance to ties with Vietnam during a meeting in Hanoi on October 5 with Politburo member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Dinh The Huynh.

The ambassador expressed desire to maintain high-level exchanges and practical cooperation in all areas, for the healthy and stable development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

Dinh The Huynh, who is also permanent member of the Party Central Committee, made it clear that in line with the external policy of peace, independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation of ties, and active and proactive global integration, the Vietnamese Party, State and people always pay attention to strengthening the friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership with China.

He suggested increasing high-level visits, pushing for practical collaboration outcomes and promoting people-to-people exchanges, and wished that the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam will further uphold its role as a bridge of friendship to strengthen bilateral ties.

Huynh underscored the need to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea; refrain from unilateral actions that can further complicate and expand disputes; seriously, fully and effectively carry out the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East (DOC) while striving to reach a Code of Conduct in the East Sea soon; and settle disputes by peaceful means in line with international law.-VNA