Vietnam eyes stronger cooperation with Chinese Guangdong hinh anh 1Deouty Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung (Source: Vietnamplus)
Hanoi (VNA)Bilateral trade between Vietnamese localities and Guangdong province of China reach 17 billion USD in 2016, up 2.9 percent compared to 2015, it was reported at a conference held in Hanoi on July 19.

The conference is a regular event to review cooperation between ministries, sectors and localities of Vietnam and Guangdong province.

Address the event, Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung stressed the Vietnamese Party and Government’s policy to enhance win-win collaboration with China in general and with Guangdong province in particular.

He called on the two sides to maintain exchange of all-level visits to promote mutual understanding and trust; make the best use of cooperation mechanisms among their agencies; and boost links in economic-trade, investment, transport, agriculture, culture, education, and tourism.

The Deputy FM asked Guangdong to make it easier for Vietnamese goods, especially agro-forestry-aquaculture products; dairy products; and processed fruits to enter the Guangdong market, contributing to more balanced trade between the two countries.

For his part, Vice Governor of Guangdong Lin Shao Chun affirmed Guangdong is willing to work with the Vietnamese side in implementing cooperative programmes signed between the two sides, towards stepping up the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperation.

The Chinese locality hoped Vietnam’s agencies will consider preferential policies for the construction of An Duong industrial park in the northern port city of Hai Phong.-VNA