Xi envisions China-Vietnam strategic community with common future
BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) – Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday that China is ready to make active efforts with Vietnam to build the two countries into a community with a common future that is of strategic importance.
He made the remarks during a telephone conversation with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and asked the latter to convey his sincere greetings to the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong.
China and Vietnam are linked by mountains and rivers, Xi said, stressing that the traditional friendship of “fellowship and brotherhood” is the common treasure of both parties and countries, and good neighborliness is the sight. overall development of relations between the two parties and countries.
The Chinese Communist Party is about to celebrate its centenary, China has embarked on a new journey to fully build a modern socialist country, and Vietnam is also striving to meet its two centennial goals, noted Mr. Xi.
The two sides, he suggested, should see and understand the relations between the two sides and the countries from a strategic and long-term perspective and set the right direction for Sino-Vietnamese relations to progress.
The Chinese party and government firmly adhere to a friendly policy towards Vietnam and appreciate the fact that Vietnam’s new leadership continues to prioritize relations with China in its foreign policy, Xi said.
He added that China is willing to work with Vietnam to stay true to the original aspiration of their traditional friendship, keep in mind the historical ideals and missions shared by both sides, and continually make their strategic cooperation comprehensive. more relevant in the new era, in order to breathe new life into the development of relations between the two parties and countries as well as their socialist causes.
Xi stressed that the two sides should continue to take advantage of the special benefits of their inter-party exchanges to deepen the sharing of experiences on state governance.
They should fully play the coordinating role of the Sino-Vietnamese steering committee for bilateral cooperation and promote high-quality synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and Vietnam’s “Two Corridors and One Economic Circle” plan. , he added.
Xi also called for concerted efforts to continuously develop bilateral trade, accelerate the connection of infrastructure and fully exploit the cooperation potential of new forms of trade and new driving forces, to better serve the economic and social development of the two. country.
The two sides, Xi added, should strengthen people-to-people exchanges, speed up the implementation of Chinese-backed projects for public welfare in Vietnam, and bring more results of their win-win cooperation to the people of both sides. country.
They should also carry on the good tradition of unity and mutual support, unite to effectively manage and control the COVID-19 pandemic and substantially protect the lives and health of the people, Xi said.
China, he said, is ready to continue providing as much assistance as its capacity allows for Vietnam’s fight against the pandemic.
For his part, Phuc conveyed Trong’s cordial greetings to Xi, and warmly congratulated the CCP on its next centenary.
He said that under the strong leadership of the CCP with Xi at the heart, China overcame the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and achieved victory in the three major battles of combating the pandemic, restoring the economy and poverty reduction, and that the life of the Chinese people has never been happier than it is today.
The Vietnamese side sincerely congratulates China on its great successful transformation of the ability to get rich and become stronger, he said, adding that his country believed and wished China to achieve even greater achievements in its journey. towards the second centenary goal.
Noting that Vietnam and China are brothers and close neighbors, he said the Vietnamese side always supports socialist China to strengthen itself, firmly pursues an independent foreign policy and will continue to resolutely promote its friendship with China.
Vietnam, he added, is ready to seriously implement the high-level consensus between the two countries, intensify political exchanges, strengthen solidarity and mutual trust and deepen win-win cooperation in areas such as economy, commerce, epidemic control and youth and people-to-people exchanges, as well as at the local level.
This will help raise the relations between the two sides and the countries to new heights and contribute to regional peace and the development of the socialist cause, he said.