|Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets with Nong Duc Manh, general-secretary of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party, on the sidelines of East Asian leaders' meetings in Hanoi, Vietnam |
On October 30, 2010, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met with Nong Duc Manh, general-secretary of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party, in Hanoi.
During the meeting, Wen first conveyed the cordial greetings from General Secretary Hu Jintao and other Chinese leaders to Manh and congratulated Vietnam on its successful hosting of East Asian leaders' meetings. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Vietnam. He urged both sides to carry forward their traditional friendship, which was created by the older generations of leaders of the two countries. Against the background that the international political and economic pattern has undergone profound changes, it is particularly important for China and Vietnam to enhance mutual trust and solidarity. China is willing to maintain high-level exchange with Vietnam and consolidate good-neighborly friendship, Wen said, adding the two countries should share their experience in development and learn from each other. He also called for better coordination between the two sides on regional issues, to contribute to a further promotion of China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership as well as China-ASEAN relations and East Asian cooperation.
Manh asked Wen to convey his greetings to General Secretary Hu Jintao and other Chinese leaders. He said Premier Wen's attendance at the meetings here showed that China attached great importance to East Asian cooperation and supported Vietnam, current host of the meetings. The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the Vietnamese government were grateful for this, he added. Manh said Vietnam has been receiving care and support from China in its fight for national independence and its national development. Vietnam cherishes the traditional friendship with China and is ready to work with China to carry forward their friendship from generation to generation.
Wen said both countries had acquired precious experience from the successful settlement of their difference on the land boarder and the Beibu Gulf. Hence for their disputes on the South China Sea, still bilateral negotiation and consultation should be the right way for a solution. Manh agreed with Wen, and expressed his confidence that both sides could properly handle the difference in their relations.
Manh introduced the preparations for the 11th CPV National Party Congress, which Premier Wen wished a great success.