BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- China and Vietnam agreed
on Saturday to have timely exchange of views on major bilateral issues through
mutual visits, hot lines, multilateral meetings and other ways, to facilitate
their all-round comprehensive cooperation partnership.
Both sides reached a consensus on a series of major
issues concerning bilateral ties in a joint statement issued during Vietnamese
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's official visit to China.
According to the joint statement, leaders of the two
countries believed the Dung's visit had achieved full success and pushed
China-Vietnam good-neighborly and all-round cooperative ties up to a new high.
It says that the two sides are satisfied major
progress in bilateral ties as the two countries have strengthened political
trust, conducted fruitful trade cooperation, expanded exchanges and cooperation
among various departments and gradually settled existing problems.
"The two sides believe that to deepen the bilateral
all-round strategic cooperation partnership under the current complicated
international situation conforms to the fundamental interests of both countries,
ruling parties and peoples."
To boost bilateral ties, the two sides agree to keep
close high-level contacts, make full play of the bilateral cooperation
committee, improve cooperation mechanisms and implement cooperative agreements
in foreign affairs, national defense and public security and expand exchanges
between youths and non-governmental organizations of the two countries.
Vietnam reaffirms its firm adherence to the one-China
policy in the statement, opposing "Taiwan separatist" activities in any form.
The country pledges never to have any official relationship with Taiwan.
China expresses appreciation over that, the statement
It says the two countries agree to strengthen
cooperation and coordination in multilateral frameworks, including the United
Nations, the World Trade Organization the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation and
the Association for Southeast Asian Nations, to make contributions to promoting
the building of a world of lasting peace and common prosperity.
According to the statement, Vietnam speaks highly of
the remarkable achievements of China's reform and opening-up, its Shenzhou-7
manned space flight mission, and successful hosting of the Beijing 2008 Olympic
Games and Paralympics, and the Seventh Summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM),
which will help boost China's influence and status on the international stage.
China appreciates the Vietnamese people's great
achievements in reform and opening-up, national industrialization and
improvement in their livelihood, and congratulates Vietnam's being elected as
non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
As guest of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Dung paid his
first official visit to China as prime minister from Oct. 20-25. He also
attended the seventh ASEM summit which is slated to conclude Saturday afternoon.