Liu Yunshan says stable ties vital to reform of China, Vietnam
 ( 2017.09.19 )

HANOI, Sept. 19 -- Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Liu Yunshan said Tuesday that the stable and healthy development of Sino-Vietnamese relations is conducive to the reform and opening up of the two countries.

Liu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, arrived in Hanoi on Monday for an official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

During meeting here with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Liu said the CPC and the CPV constitute a community of shared destiny with strategic significance.

The sound and stable development of the bilateral ties will help to solidify the ruling position of the two parties, which is in the interests of the two parties and people of the two nations, said Liu.

The two economies are highly complementary, with huge potential for practical cooperation, he said.

He called on the two sides to synergize the China -proposed Belt and Road Initiative with Vietnam's Two Corridors and One Economic Circle plan to facilitate the production capacity cooperation.

He also suggested the two nations properly manage and control their divergences, so as to create favorable environment for bilateral cooperation.

China is ready to make joint efforts with Vietnam to upgrade bilateral pragmatic cooperation, said Liu.

Phuc, for his part, said the close high-level contacts have promoted the friendly cooperation between the two countries.

Vietnam is willing to work with China to carry out the consensus reached by General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping, he said.

Phuc agreed with Liu on synergizing the two countries' development strategies. He suggested the two sides deepen cooperation in investment, trade and major projects, properly deal with differences, so as to bring more benefits to the two peoples.

On Tuesday, Liu also met with Chairperson of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Liu said that China-Vietnam ties in general have enjoyed sound momentum of development in recent years.

The close contacts between the two party chiefs have demonstrated the two countries' resolution of cementing traditional friendship and win-win cooperation, he said.

The Chinese side will always treat and manage the state-to-state relationship from a strategic and long-term perspective, he said, expressing China's willingness of increasing political trust and deepening strategic coordination and cooperation with Vietnam.

Friendly and solid people-to-people ties are indispensable for the healthy and stable development of China-Vietnam relationship, said Liu, expecting the National Assembly of Vietnam to play an active role in cementing the friendship between the two peoples.

China will work with Vietnam to build up more platforms for non-governmental and cultural exchanges, and enrich the forms and channels of friendly exchanges between the two peoples, said Liu.

Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said that Vietnam will implement the important consensus reached by Xi and Trong, and will place diplomacy as the priority when developing the state-to-state ties.

Ngan said that maintaining bilateral traditional friendship is a firm policy of Vietnam.

Vietnam's National Assembly will strengthen exchanges and cooperation with China's National People's Congress in various fields and make contributions to consolidating the people-to-people ties, she said.