Foreign Minister meets top Chinese diplomat on sidelines of ASEAN summit
VGP - Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son met with member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Director of the Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs Wang Yi in Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 13.
The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 56th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting (AMM-56) and related meetings.
At the meeting, Minister Bui expected that the two nations will improve the effectiveness of cooperation mechanisms, including teaming up to successfully organize the 15th Meeting of the Viet Nam-China Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation.
Bui suggested China continue to expand the import of Viet Nam's commodities and speed up the opening of its market for Vietnamese goods, especially agricultural and aquatic products and fruits.
He called on China to maintain smooth customs clearance at border gates, raise the quota of Vietnamese goods in transit by railway from China to a third country, strengthen transport connections and accelerate the implementation of cooperation projects.
Both nations should promote effective management of the land border and upgrade border gate pairs, said Bui.
Both sides pledged to strengthen all-level exchanges, foster collaboration across all sectors, particularly economy and trade, boost people-to-people linkages and maintain a peaceful and stable environment in the region.
The two sides vowed to effectively realize high-level agreements and perceptions, properly control and handle disagreements and maintain peace and stability at sea.
They agreed to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), and work together with other ASEAN Member States to soon achieve a substantive, effective Code of Conduct (COC) in the East Sea in accordance with international law.
They were unanimous in upholding the role of bilateral mechanisms on border, territorial and maritime issues.
Both sides also discussed regional and international issues of common concern, committing to close collaboration at regional and international forums and cooperation mechanisms, including those led by ASEAN./.