Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary and President
Nguyen Phu Trong talked over the phone with his Chinese counterpart Xi
Jinping on January 16, on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year
festival and the 70th anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties.
Party chief Trong congratulated the Chinese Party,
government and people on their achievements in national development over the
past years. He wished the Chinese people, under the leadership of the
Communist Party of China, new successes in the cause of building socialism
with Chinese characteristics.
The Vietnamese leader said despite ups and downs
since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties seven decades ago,
friendship and cooperation are always the mainstream in the ties between the
two Parties and countries. He affirmed that the bilateral friendship and
comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership meet the keen aspirations
and essential interests of the two peoples.
Trong expressed his view that both sides should
maintain their traditional friendship and step up practical and
mutually-beneficial cooperation in all areas, strengthen people-to-people
exchange, thus creating a solid social foundation for bilateral ties.
He said the two sides should persist in using
peaceful measures to satisfactorily settle existing issues in bilateral ties
on the basis of the common perceptions by leaders of the two countries and
Parties, in line with international law, thus contributing to the stable and
healthy development of Vietnam – China ties, for the benefit of the two
peoples, and for peace, cooperation and development in the region and the
Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi,
for his part, congratulated the Vietnamese people on their achievements
since the 12th National Party Congress.
He also warmly congratulated the Communist Party of
Vietnam (CPV) on its 90th founding anniversary and expressed his belief that
under the leadership of the CPV, the Vietnamese people will score greater
achievements in the next period.
The Party, Government and people of China attach
importance to the traditional neighbourly friendship with Vietnam, and stay
ready to work with Vietnam to foster political trust, boost substantive
collaboration in various areas to bring benefits to the two peoples, and
intensify people-to-people exchange to lay solid foundation for bilateral
links, he said.
Xi affirmed that China will actively support Vietnam
so that it will fulfill its role as a non-permanent member of the United
Nations Security Council for the 2020-2021 tenure and Chair of the ASEAN in