NA Chairwoman meets Chinese Party chief Xi Jinping hinh anh 1National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) welcomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and State President Xi Jinping in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan met with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and State President Xi Jinping in Hanoi on November 12.

Ngan congratulated China on the success of the CPC’s 19th National Party Congress, expressing her belief that under the leadership of the CPC and General Secretary Xi, Chinese people would progress further in building socialism with Chinese characteristics and realising two key goals in celebration of the CPC’s 100th anniversary and other socio-economic growth targets as set at the congress.

The top legislator briefed her guest on the Vietnamese parliament’s priorities in making law and overseeing the nation’s important matters, adding that the agency has been improved toward effectiveness and democracy.

Ngan affirmed that Vietnam values the development of stable and long-lasting relations with China, thus supporting the neighbouring country’s further growth, its increasingly active role and practical contributions to peace and prosperity in the region and in the world.

She said amid complicated and fast changing situations in the globe, both nations want to sustain a peaceful and stable environment to reform, integrate, and build a socialist government based on the rule of law.

She urged both sides to implement common perceptions reached by their Party and State leaders to boost cooperation across sectors, laying a basis for bilateral ties to thrive.

She suggested the two countries maintain discussion and exchanges between their high-ranking leaders to promptly handle key diplomatic issues, reinforce political trust, and propel forward bilateral cooperation.  

She added a need to direct relevant agencies to implement bilateral agreements and joint programmes and expand the engagements in line with each country’s development strategy for mutual benefits.

Controlling disagreements, stabilising marine situations, as well as increasing people-to-people exchanges, particularly among youths, intellectuals and border residents, are also key to healthy bilateral relations, Ngan stated.    

Regarding cooperation between the two legislative bodies, Ngan suggested that both sides effectively implement agreement between Vietnam’s NA and China’s National People’s Congress, while strengthening the exchange of experience, especially in law-making and supervising the governments in conducting signed collaboration deals.

Committees of the two parliaments should also foster the sharing of information and experience, she said, proposing that both sides support each other at regional and global parliamentarian forums.

For his part, Xi recalled his good impressions during his Vietnam tour in 2015. He affirmed that the Party and State of China always attach importance to developing the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with Vietnam.

He stressed the need to further consolidate and promote the traditional friendship between the two countries, as well as the increase of high-level exchanges and meetings.

The two sides should boost cooperation in practical areas, achieve balanced and sustainable trade, cooperate in infrastructure, and production, and build cross-border economic zones as well as major cooperation projects, while expanding people-to-people contacts and connectivity between youngsters and media agencies, he said.

Vietnam and China should work together in well controlling disagreements, he stressed.

The Chinese leader also highly valued the role and significance of bilateral legislative cooperation, describing it as an important factor of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries.

He lauded the expanded delegation exchanges between the Chinese National People’s Congress and the National Assembly of Vietnam, saying these have contributed to the building of the State of the rule of law in each country. Both sides have also coordinated in regional and world inter-parliamentarian forums, he noted.

Xi also expressed his hope that the two legislative bodies continue optimizing their pioneering role in bolstering the friendship between the two peoples, thus deepening mutual understanding, trust and solidarity and providing a solid social foundation for the countries’ relations.

He said he welcomes the Vietnamese top legislator to pay an official visit to China soon.-VNA