Vietnam, China talk to clear backlog of container trucks at border gates

VOV.VN - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu has had a phone conversation with Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wu Jianghao to examine measures to clear a huge backlog of truck drivers stranded at border gates of the two countries.

During the December 27 conversation, the two sides agreed that the congestion has caused a great economic loss, affecting bilateral trade cooperation as well as regional supply and production chains.

They also candidly shared difficulties in concurrently realizing the goal of COVID-19 prevention and control and economic - trade recovery promotion.

They stressed the importance of early resuming border trade activities, that will help maintain stable production and supply chains, and especially ensure legitimate interests of businesses and people of the two countries.

The two sides agreed to maintain regular contact to seek solutions to the current problem of cargo congestion at the border gates.

More than 4,000 of container trucks mostly carrying fruits and electronics products have got stuck at Vietnam’s northern border gates after China introduced tougher COVID-19 safety measures. The move is anticipated to cost businesses trillions of VND in economic loss.  

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