The Hanoitimes - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Vice Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission Fan Changlong who is in Vietnam to attend the fourth Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange programme scheduled to take place in both Vietnam and China between June 20-22.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has reiterated to Chinese Politburo member and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Fan Changlong that Vietnam attaches importance to developing its good neighbourliness and trust with China.
The PM applauded the establishment of a cooperative mechanism between the two Central Military Commissions to implement the common vision on defence cooperation until 2025.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Vice Chairman of the Chinese Central Military Commission Fan Changlong
He stressed that Vietnam and China should tighten relationships and stay vigilant over schemes that target separating the two Parties and nations in the complicated international situation.
Fan said that his visit aims at continuing to realise important common perceptions of the two countries’ senior leaders, for the comprehensive development of the countries’ friendly and cooperative relationship.
He stated he believes Vietnam has the potential to further develop bilateral cooperation with China, while affirming China’s willingness to collaborate with Vietnam to effectively carry out the regional One Belt One Road initiative and the bilateral Two Corridors, one Economic Belt development plan.
Both host and guest agreed not to allow sea-related issues to affect the two countries’ relations.
Phuc expressed his hope the two armies will maintain friendship and adhere to international law and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS), effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and work to early issue a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
Vietnam hopes to strengthen trust with China, improving the two countries’ cooperation across the fields while sustaining peace and stability in the East Sea based on respect for each other’s interests and international law.
By D.Tung - Anh Kiet