PM asks Guangxi to import more Vietnamese goods hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Secretary of the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, Peng Qinghua (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China encourage the import of agro-forestry-fishery products from Vietnam, particularly rice, for a more balanced trade between the two countries. 

At a reception for Secretary of the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, Peng Qinghua, in Hanoi on April 27, the PM also called for stronger coordination between the two countries in border management and in executing the agreements on cooperation in protecting and exploiting tourism resources at Ban Gioc water fall and on free navigation at the Bac Luan river mouth. 

The two sides should accelerate the opening and upgrading of pairs of border gates as already agreed to promote trade-economic and tourism exchanges in border areas as part of efforts to build a borderline of peace, stability, cooperation and development, PM Phuc said. 

He noted that the Vietnam-China ties have maintained a development trend, with important common perceptions and major orientations for bilateral ties reached by senior leaders of the two countries during high-level visits, particularly the China visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the Vietnam visit by Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping in 2015. 

PM Phuc particularly pointed to the importance of Guangxi to the friendship and cooperation between the two countries, adding that the Party and Government of Vietnam always support mutually beneficial cooperation schemes between localities of the two countries, especially those along the border such as Guangxi. 

For his part, the Guangxi official hailed the deepened cooperation between Guangxi and Vietnamese localities, noting that with 12 pairs of border gates between Guangxi and Vietnam, cross-border trade is growing rapidly. 

He proposed that the two countries speed up the implementation of plans on joint economic zones including Dong Hung (China) – Mong Cai (Vietnam) and Pingxiang (China) – Dong Dang (Vietnam). 

The “one check point – one stop” customs model and the “two corridors one economic belt” strategy should also be accelerated to boost bilateral trade, he said. 

Peng Qinghua hailed Vietnam’s potential and expressed the wish for comprehensive cooperation between Guangxi and Vietnam’s ministries and localities, while taking joint measures to maintain a peaceful, stable and prosperous borderline between the two countries.-VNA