Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State attach great importance to the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China as well as friendship and cooperative relations among border provinces. 

During a reception in Hanoi on April 20 for Chairman of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China Chen Wu, Minh suggested the two sides strengthen friendship exchanges, expand and improve the efficiency of practical and mutually-beneficial cooperation in the fields of trade, transport, agriculture and tourism.

He asked Guangxi to continue making it easier for Vietnamese goods such as farm produce to enter the Chinese market as well as the transport of Vietnamese products by railway through Guangxi and other Chinese localities to penetrate Asian and European markets.

The Deputy PM also encouraged Guangxi’s major firms to increase investments in Vietnam in infrastructure and transport connectivity in border areas.

Minh said both sides must enhance border management, implement three documents on Vietnam-China mainland border management, and effectively carry out already signed agreements, including the agreement on protection and exploitation of tourism resources in Ban Gioc waterfall, thus helping to build a borderline of peace, stability, friendship, cooperation and development.

Chen, for his part, said Guangxi always treasures and wants to strengthen the traditional friendship and mutually-beneficial cooperative ties with Vietnamese ministries, agencies and localities. Guangxi also wants to work with Vietnamese localities to well implement common perceptions of the two countries’ senior leaders, he added.

He said Guangxi will realise agreements with Vietnamese border provinces to strengthen friendship and push forward projects on infrastructure connectivity and transportation for the effective and practical development of bilateral economic, trade and tourism cooperation, thereby contributing to the enhancement of the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.-VNA