China, Vietnam cement all-round comprehensive co-op partnership 2008-10-25 16:00:22   Print

    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 says.

    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.

Editor: Jiang Yuxia
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