NHA TRANG, Vietnam, Sept. 29 -- Zhao Leji, a senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), on Saturday concluded his official visit to Vietnam, where he and Vietnamese officials agreed to push forward bilateral ties.
Zhao, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC, started visiting Vietnam on Wednesday.
During his meeting with Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee, Zhao said thanks to the guidance by the general secretaries of both parties, the relations between the two parties and the two countries have seen a healthy and steady development.
Zhao noted that his visit was aimed at implementing the important consensus reached by both general secretaries, enhance strategic communication, promote the exchange of visits by high-level officials and deepen substantial cooperation, so as to lift the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation to a higher level.
Nguyen Phu Trong said the Vietnam-China relations are at the best time in history, adding that the achievements accomplished by China not only benefit Chinese people, but also drive Vietnam's development and elevate bilateral ties.
The general secretary noted that the Vietnamese side is willing to enhance exchanges on theoretic innovation and practical experience between the two parties, implement consensus reached by the two parties in an all-out manner, and deepen cooperation in various fields, so as to enrich the traditional friendly cooperative relationship between the two countries.
During his meeting with Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, chairwoman of Vietnam's National Assembly, Zhao said this year marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation and the general secretaries of both parties exchanged historic visits in 2015 and 2017 and reached important consensus.
Zhao said both sides should further increase political mutual trust, deepen cooperation between their legislative bodies and join hands to consolidate the political and social foundation of China-Vietnam relations.
Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the increased exchanges between the two parties' high-level officials play a vital role in boosting Vietnam-China relations, and Vietnam's National Assembly is willing to enhance cooperation with China's National People's Congress on legislation and supervision.
During his meeting with Tran Quoc Vuong, a member of the Politburo of the CPV Central Committee and permanent member of the CPV Central Committee's secretariat, Zhao said the CPC and CPV share the duty to safeguard and develop the China-Vietnam relations, noting that the CPC is willing to enhance exchanges and cooperation in various fields with the CPV.
Tran Quoc Vuong spoke highly of the Vietnam-China relations and China's development achievements, stressing the willingness to deepen the exchanges and cooperation between the two parties and join hands to push forward the steady development of the relations between the two countries.
During his talks with Tran Cam Tu, member of the CPV Central Committee's Secretariat and head of the Committee's Inspection Commission, Zhao said the Chinese side is willing to deepen exchanges of experience and push forward cooperation in various fields between the two parties and the two countries, handle the differences in an appropriate manner and join hands to make progress in elevating the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation.
Tran Cam Tu said it is the Vietnamese party's and government's long-term policy to carry forward the Vietnam-China traditional friendship, expressing the willingness to implement the cooperation mechanism and properly handle differences so as to expand bilateral cooperation in an all-out manner.
Both sides agreed to promote exchanges in discipline inspection, and enhance cooperation in anti-corruption. They also attended a signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the discipline inspection departments.
During his tour in Vietnam, Zhao also attended a photo exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up and the 32th anniversary of Vietnam's reform and innovation drive. Zhao also paid a visit to the memorial hall of Ho Chi Minh, expressing respect to the late leader of Vietnam.