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Qin Gang Has a Phone Call with Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son

2023-03-28 22:14

On March 28, 2023, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang had a phone call with Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son. The two sides said that they would take the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries as an opportunity to strengthen strategic communication, consolidate political mutual trust, and enhance exchanges at all levels and in various fields, so as to elevate bilateral relations to a new level.

Qin Gang said that China and Vietnam are “comrades and brothers”. China appreciates Vietnam for giving top priority to its relations with China in its foreign policy, and for being among the first to send warm and friendly congratulatory messages to the new Chinese leaders. China also views and develops its relations with Vietnam from a strategic and long-term perspective, and China stands ready to work with Vietnam to well implement the strategic common understandings reached between the top leaders of the two parties, strengthen the top-level design of practical cooperation, and deepen the synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and the “Two Corridors and One Economic Circle” plan. The two sides should continue their mutual support on issues involving each other’s core interests and major concerns, practice true multilateralism, and jointly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries.

Bui Thanh Son congratulated China on the success of its Two Sessions, and said that Vietnam always supports China’s development and growth, appreciates China’s positive contribution to regional and world peace, stability and prosperity, and firmly believes that China will realize the Second Centenary Goal as scheduled and build a great modern socialist country with Chinese characteristics. Vietnam regards the development of good-neighborliness, friendship and a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China as a strategic choice and top priority, and is ready to jointly carry forward the “comradely and brotherly” traditional friendship between Vietnam and China, deepen practical cooperation in various fields, and turn the strategic common understandings reached between the top leaders of the two parties and the two countries into more concrete results.

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