Top Vietnamese legislator invited to visit China

VOV.VN - National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said Li Zhanshu, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, has invited him to visit China at an appropriate time, during their phone talks on June 17.

Both leaders stressed the importance of the comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership between Vietnam and China in each country’s foreign policy, and at the same time highly appreciated the achievements and results in the cooperative relations between the two countries’ Parties and National Assemblies over the years.

They exchanged measures to promote bilateral cooperation in politics, economics, trade, investment, land border management, as well as in maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea.

Hue informed Li about Vietnam’s recent successful organisation of its 13th National Party Congress and elections of deputies to the new National Assembly and grassroots-level People’s Councils for the 2021-2026 term. He spoke of measures Vietnam has adopted to realize the dual goal of epidemic prevention and the economic recovery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic evolving in a complex manner.

The top Vietnamese legislator congratulated China on the 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China (July 1, 2021) and its achievements in poverty reduction and COVID-19 control, thus facilitating economic recovery.

To further deepen the comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership between Vietnam and China, NA Chairwoman Vuong Dinh Hue suggested the two sides strengthen reciprocal visits and contacts at all levels. He invited Li to visit Vietnam, while expressing his wish to work closely with the top Chinese legislator to direct their relevant agencies to well implement cooperation agreements between the two legislative bodies.

He insisted that the two sides increase friendly exchanges between their peoples, especially the young generations, and at the same time increase communication campaigns to popularize the friendship between the two parties and countries.

He suggested that China increase the import of Vietnamese products, help resolve pending issues regarding bilateral cooperation projects, and work alongside Vietnam to better manage the land border and facilitate land border trade between their localities.

With regard to the East Sea issue, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue suggested the two sides make joint efforts to maintain peace and stability, and properly handle sea-related issues, on the basis of respecting each other’s legitimate interests and in accordance with the high-level common perception, especially the agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of maritime issues between Vietnam and China and in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

For his part, Li Zhanshu congratulated Vietnam on successfully organising the two major political events in 2021, and recording important achievements in socio-economic development and COVID-19 prevention. He expressed his belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, headed by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam will continue to develop and cultivate more successes.

The Party, National People’s Congress and people of China attach great importance to the friendly neighborliness and comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership with Vietnam, stressed Li.  

He echoed Hue’s view that both sides should promote high-level exchanges and contacts at all levels, in order to deepen their cooperation partnership. He cordially invited Hue to visit China, and expressed her willingness to work alongside the National Assembly of Vietnam to well implement the cooperation agreement between the two legislatures.

Li voiced China’s commitment to further support Vietnam in the COVID-19 fight, including vaccine cooperation. He acknowledged Vietnam’s proposals regarding economic, trade and investment cooperation, and suggested the two sides adhere to the high-level common perception in maintaining peace and stability at sea, well implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and promote an early conclusion of a Code of Conduct in the waters (COC).

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