China, Vietnam express willingness to fully implement consensus between their leaders
Updated: 2015-07-18 09:44
Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli (L) shakes hands with Vietnam's Communist Party's General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong upon his arrival for the meeting at the party's head office in Hanoi, July 17, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]
HANOI - Visiting Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli met with Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on Friday, and both sides expressed willingness to fully implement consensus reached between their leaders.
Zhang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said the two countries have been earnestly implementing the consensus reached between the CPV chief and President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, during Trong's visit to China in April.
Zhang said the purpose of his Vietnam trip is to further implement the consensus by discussing with the Vietnamese side concrete measures to boost strategic communication, political trust, practical cooperation and people-to-people exchanges.
Zhang said the development of the state-to-state relationship, as well as the party-to-party cooperation, helps to consolidate the parties' status, advance their socialist undertakings and promote peace and stability in the region.
During the meeting, Zhang congratulated the Vietnamese side on its progress under the leadership of the CPV and also proposed the two sides upgrade their cooperation, conjoin their development strategies so as to attain more win-win results.