General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong has stated that fostering the friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China is Vietnam’s consistent guideline and also a top priority in its external policy.

While receiving Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Hanoi on August 5, the Party leader expressed his hope that the two countries will do their best to fully implement agreements reached by their high-ranking leaders, and strengthen practical and effective cooperation in all areas.

The two countries should settle all existing problems satisfactorily through peaceful negotiations in accordance with international law and their signed relevant documents in order to make their friendship stable and healthy, for the benefit of the two peoples, as well as for peace, stability, development and prosperity in the region and the world.

For his part, Wang informed the host of the outcomes of the talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh, affirming the Chinese Party and Government attach importance to the relationship with Vietnam.

He said his country wants together with Vietnam to strengthen cooperation in all fields, thus contributing to deepening the two countries’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.-VNA