Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (L) shakes hands with Li Qiang, Politburo member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Secretary of the Shanghai Party Committee (Photo: VNA)
 
Beijing (VNA) – China’s Shanghai city should bolster cooperation with Vietnamese localities and improve the effectiveness of practical cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, tourism and culture, said Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

Binh, who is also Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Economic Affairs, made the statement during a meeting on April 18 with Li Qiang, Politburo member of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Secretary of the Shanghai Party Committee.

At the meeting, Binh briefed his host on Vietnam’s socio-economic development over the past years and hailed Shanghai’s achievements during its reform and development process. 

Vietnam will create optimal conditions for Shanghai businesses to invest in large-scale projects applying high technology in line with the country’s sustainable development needs, he said.

For his part, Li introduced the city’s socio-economic situation and reform experiences and cooperative relations between Vietnam and Shanghai, as well as measures to bolster bilateral cooperation in the coming time.

During its stay in Shanghai, the CPV delegation paid fact-finding trips to Shanghai’s new economic development model in Pudong, along with the city’s free-trade zone and businesses.

Binh is leading a CPV delegation on a working visit to China from April 15-19 at the invitation of the CPC Central Committee.-VNA