Li Keqiang Telephoned Vietnamese Prime Minister Fan Mingzheng
2021-06-05 12:10

On the morning of June 4th, Premier Li Keqiang had a telephone conversation with Vietnamese Prime Minister Fan Mingzheng in Ziguangge, Zhongnanhai.

 

Li Keqiang said that China and Vietnam are friendly neighbors linked by mountains and rivers. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties more than 70 years ago, the two sides have always cherished the profound friendship created by the older generation of leaders of the two countries. At present, the leaders of the two parties and the two countries maintain regular communication. The Communist Party of China is about to celebrate its centenary. It is hoped that the two sides will continuously enhance political mutual trust, deepen pragmatic cooperation and push China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to a new level.

 

Li pointed out that facing the challenges brought by the impact of novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic and the rising uncertainty and instability of the world economy, expanding mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation between China and Vietnam is conducive to the stable economic recovery in East Asia. China is willing to strengthen the joint construction of "the belt and road initiative" and "two corridors and one circle" with Vietnam, promote the construction of cross-border economic cooperation zones, and keep the industrial chain and supply chain stable and smooth. Strengthen cooperation in epidemic prevention and control, vaccine research and development and production. China will continue to provide support and assistance to Vietnam within its capacity. It is hoped that Vietnam will provide convenience for vaccination of Chinese citizens in Vietnam. China is willing to work with relevant countries including Vietnam to promote the early entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP), so as to better benefit the people in the region.

 

On behalf of the Vietnamese party, government and people, Fan Mingzheng warmly congratulated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Fan Mingzheng said that the profound traditional friendship between Vietnam and China is the common wealth of both sides. Maintaining and developing Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is the top priority of Vietnam's diplomacy. Vietnam is willing to further strengthen its relations with China, deepen cooperation in trade and investment, infrastructure, interconnection and other fields, and promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations.

 

The two prime ministers agreed to properly handle maritime issues in accordance with the consensus reached by both sides and jointly safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea.

 

He Lifeng and others attended the above activities.