On the threshold of the traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, celebrated in both Vietnam and China, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on January 30 spoke over the phone with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi.

The two briefed each other on the two countries’ bilateral relations, agreeing to accelerate their work together at the Vietnam-China Bilateral Cooperation Steering Committee, the seventh session of which is to be held in Hanoi in mid 2014.

They were also unanimous in their determination to implement the common perception of the two Parties and States.-VNA