BEIJING, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) — Top Chinese legislator Zhang Dejiang met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday, vowing to promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties.
Zhang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), said the exchange of visits between General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Xi Jinping and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong last year has offered a sound fresh start for bilateral relations.
The two sides have reached important consensus on deepening bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperation, he said, saying China is willing to work with Vietnam to push forward the long-term and healthy development of bilateral ties.
The NPC is ready to strengthen cooperation with the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam, he said, calling on the two sides to share experience on state governance and legislative supervision.
Phuc said Vietnam attaches great importance to the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China as well as exchanges and cooperation between the legislative bodies of the two countries.
Vietnam is ready to work with China to cement friendship and deepen pragmatic cooperation to achieve mutual benefits, he said.
Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, also met with the Vietnamese prime minister on Monday.
Yu said the CPPCC attaches great importance to the friendly and cooperative relations with the Fatherland Front of Vietnam and is willing to maintain close exchanges with Vietnam to promote bilateral friendship.
Enhancing its friendship and developing strategic cooperation with China have always been priorities for Vietnam’s foreign policy, said Phuc.
He spoke highly of the cooperation between the Fatherland Front of Vietnam and the CPPCC and said he hopes the two sides will deepen their cooperation.
Phuc is on an official visit to China from Sept. 10 to 15 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.