At the reception (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue has affirmed that
developing Vietnam – China comprehensive strategic partnership is a consistent
policy, a strategic choice and top priority of Vietnam’s foreign policy.
During a reception in Hanoi on May 13 for Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong
Bo, Hue congratulated China on its COVID-19 pandemic control, impressive
economic recovery and the successful organisation of the Chinese People’s Political
Consultative Conference and the Chinese National Assembly’s meeting.
He affirmed that Vietnam attaches special importance to maintaining and
developing neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation with the Chinese
Party, State and people.
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (right) receives Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo. (Photo: VNA)
The NA leader noted that over the past more than 70 years,
friendship and cooperation remain the mainstream of the Vietnam-China
diplomatic relationship, in line with the era’s trend and the aspiration and
essential interests of the two countries and their people
He expressed his delight at the growing Vietnam – China ties over the past
years despite the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the maintenance of regular high-level
exchanges, citing as an example that since early 2020, Party General Secretary
Nguyen Phu Trong and Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping
have held three important phone talks, during which they outlined significant
strategic orientations to ties between the two Parties and countries. Exchanges
and ties between the two nations’ ministries, agencies and localities have also
Hue also noted that the two countries have shared medical supplies with each
other and helped each other in fighting the pandemic as well as in times of
natural disasters. Economic and trade cooperation posted remarkable development.
The NA Chairman hailed
the Chinese Embassy and the Chinese Ambassador for coordinating with the Vietnamese
NA Committee for External Relations to carry out practical and effective joint activities
between the two legislatures, including holding trips to China for e Vietnamese
NA and People’s Council deputies.
The leader vowed to continue building on the past achievements to deepen
bilateral friendship and coordination between the two legislatures.
Ambassador Xiong Bo, for his part, said China attaches importance to and
supports Vietnam’s policy of pursuing socialism that suits its realities. He
believed that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central
Committee, the country will fulfill goals set by the 13th National Party
He said relations between the two legislatures are an important part of the
relationship between the two countries, and wished that the two sides would
seriously implement common perceptions reached by leaders of the two Parties
and countries, and bring into play their role in enhance the sharing of
experience in Party building and national development as well as boost
collaboration in various fields and understanding and friendly cooperation between
the two peoples.
The guest wished
Vietnam success in the upcoming election of deputies to the 15th NA and People’s
Councils at all levels for the 2021-2026 tenure.
He added that
Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China
Li Zhanshu hopes to hold a phone talk with Chairman Hue to discuss measures to bolster
ties between the two law-making bodies./.