Scene at the conference (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics held a conference in Hanoi on October 25 to discuss the reality and issues related to the Vietnam-China relations.

The event drew leading scholars and researchers on international relations from the academy, the Vietnam Academy of Social Science, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other agencies.

Participants highlighted the relationship between Vietnam and China in various fields as well as factors impacting the ties, together with opportunities, challenges and prospects for bilateral cooperation.

In 1991, amidst the great changes in the world and regional situation, the two countries normalised their relations after it was frozen for more than a decade. The relationship has since then grown strongly and comprehensively, they noted.

China has become an important pillar in Vietnam’s external policies. Leaders of both sides have also made official visit and held meetings on the margin of international events, during which they underscored that the Vietnam-China friendship is a treasure shared by the two Parties, States and people and it needs to be maintained and reinforced.

The leaders also pledged to work hard for the deepening of the ties, while supporting each other during the reform, renovation, opening and building of socialism in each country for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

Along with high-level visits, the two sides have maintained delegation exchanges and set up a cooperation mechanism between the two Parties, with 10 conferences held in theory science and experience in Party building, Government’s management, reform and international integration.

Affiliations between sectors, including diplomacy, security and defence have been fostered, the same for partnership among localities.

Participants at the conference also exchanged research findings as well as evaluation from different views of the Vietnam-China relations over the past 25 years, especially from the viewpoint of international relations in terms of interest and policies of parties when strengthening the bilateral relations.

They also discussed recent happenings in the East Sea and important contents of the Vietnam-China relationship.

At the same time, they also gave forecasts on China’s orientations in policies on Vietnam, as well as how Vietnam-China ties move in the coming time, thus making proposals on specific measures to properly regulate the relations as well as the external policies of the Party and State with the direction of strengthening effective cooperation with China in all fields, managing disputes and controlling latent conflicts in the East Sea, and dispelling challenges of the bilateral relations.-VNA