Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received visiting Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi in Hanoi on February 19.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Chinese Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi at the meeting on February 19 (Photo: VNA)
– Prime Minister Nguyen
Xuan Phuc received visiting Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Public
Security Zhao Kezhi in Hanoi on February 19.
Welcoming his guest, who is in Vietnam to
co-chair the 7th meeting on cooperation in crime prevention and control between
the two ministries of public security, PM Phuc informed about the success of
the recent 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).
He reiterated that the Vietnamese Party, State,
and people always attach importance to maintaining and developing the friendly
neighbourliness and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with their
Chinese counterparts, which is a consistent policy, a strategic choice, and a
leading priority in Vietnam’s foreign policy.
The PM applauded the outcomes of the working
session between Zhao and Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam, asking
the two sides to continue implementing the freshly signed agreement well.
The Chinese minister delivered Premier Li
Keqiang’s Lunar New Year greetings and congratulations on the success of the CPV’s
13th National Congress to PM Phuc.
Vietnam and China are important strategic
partners of each other, Zhao emphasised, expressing his hope that they will
further strengthen economic, trade, and investment ties and guarantee supply
chains so as to generate practical benefits for both peoples.
PM Phuc thanked China for its active cooperation
and support for Vietnam’s proposals and initiatives during the latter’s
Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2020.
The meeting between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Chinese Minister of Public Security Zhao Kezhi on February 19 (Photo: VNA)
Amid fast and complex developments in the global
and regional situation, the countries’ Government leaders held phone talks
early, in April 2020, to discuss cooperation and mutual assistance in the
COVID-19 fight, he noted.
Vietnam highly values China’s enormous efforts
in the pandemic prevention along with economic recovery and development, he
The PM underlined that in the face of the
current complex international situation and for all-round interests of the two
Parties and countries, Vietnam really hopes for peace and stability in the
The CPV has the responsibility of guaranteeing
Vietnam’s legitimate interests, and it supports a China of development with
active contributions to regional and global peace, cooperation, and development,
Vietnam wishes and is ready to join China in
enhancing political trust, coordinating well in international and regional
issues of shared concern, effectively realising the high-level common
perceptions on sea-related issues, respecting each other’s legitimate interests
on the basis of compliance with international law, and actively contributing to
the maintenance of peace and the promotion of cooperation and development in
the region and the world, according to PM Phuc.
He voiced his belief that the two governments
and the two ministries of public security will help with the sound relations
between Vietnam and China.
The Vietnamese Government leader also asked the
Chinese Ministry of Public Security to facilitate the development of bilateral
links in economy and trade and help sustain peace, friendship, stability, and
development along the shared borderline.
Via Minister Zhao, PM Phuc offered the best
wishes to Chinese Party General Secretary and State President Xi Jinping and
Premier Li Keqiang./.