Vietnam, China seek solutions to cargo congestion at border gates hinh anh 1Cargo congestion at Tan Thanh border gate in Lang Son province. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu has held phone talks with Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Jianghao to discuss measures to accelerate the circulation of goods through border gates between the two countries.

The talks took place amid the worsening cargo congestion at Vietnam-China land border gates.

Both sides agreed that the problem is causing great losses to people and businesses of both countries and affecting the bilateral trade partnership as well as the regional supply and production chains.

They shared difficulties in implementing COVID-19 prevention and control measures and promoting economic-trade recovery at the same time.
The officials also underlined the importance of border trade recovery to boosting socio-economic development of Vietnamese and Chinese localities, stabilising production and supply chains in the region and ensuring legitimate interests of businesses and people of both sides.

Vietnam and China agreed to maintain close communication and actively urge relevant ministries, sectors and localities of both sides to seek solutions to the current cargo congestion at border gates, while continuing to strengthen cooperation in pandemic prevention and control in the border gate areas./.