Vietnam treasures ties with China’s Yunnan province: Deputy PM hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (R) receives Deputy Secretary of Yunnan province’s Party Committee Wang Yobo in Hanoi on October 23.
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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Government has attached much importance to relations with Yunnan province, and agreed to increase the exchange of high-level delegations and step up bilateral cooperation in tourism, culture and science-technology, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said.

Receiving Deputy Secretary of Yunnan province’s Party Committee Wang Yobo in Hanoi on October 23, Deputy PM Hue stressed the Vietnamese Party and Government always treasure the friendship and practical cooperation with their Chinese counterparts.

Vietnam wants to join hands with China to carry out high-level agreements and perceptions, enhance political trust, deepen cooperative ties and properly settle existing issues on the basis of legal regulations and respect for each other’s legitimate benefits, he said.

Wang said as Yunnan has targeted to become a China’s gateway to South Asia, the province always treasures its relations with Vietnam, and wants to enhance multifaceted cooperation with the nation.

He expected that trade value between the two sides would be higher than the figure of 4.2 billion USD in 2018, accounting for only 2.8 percent of Vietnam-China trade revenue in the year.

Yunnan stands ready to purchase Vietnamese farm produce in the time ahead, and wants to develop the Hekou free trade area and help Vietnam’s Lao Cai province become a cross-border cooperation area between the two nations, Wang said, suggesting the two sides permit self-driving tours to boost tourism.

Deputy PM Hue agreed with Wang’s proposals in bolstering two-way trade, pointing out that Vietnamese exporters are facing a lot of difficulties while shipping farm produce to China through Thanh Thuy border gate in Ha Giang province and Tan Thanh border gate in Lang Son province, and urging leaders of Yunnan to help address the matters./.