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Gov't chief thanks China for donating 2 million vaccine doses

VGP – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh extended thanks for Chinese Government's donation of two million vaccine doses to Viet Nam at his reception for Chinese Ambassador Xiong Bo on Tuesday.

August 24, 2021 10:00 PM GMT+7

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) receives Chinese Ambassador to Viet Nam Xiong Bo, Government Office, Ha Noi, Viet Nam, August 24, 2021. Photo: VGP

Pham said this is valuable and timely support which reflects the spirit of solidarity and mutual assistance during this hard time, asking the Chinese side to continue vaccine supply and transfer vaccine and drug production technology to, and share COVID-19 prevention experience with Viet Nam.

Regarding bilateral ties, PM Pham congratulated China on its 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), expressing his belief that the CPC with Party Secretary General and President Xi Jinping as the core leader will lead Chinese people to realize the preset development goals.

Pham affirmed Viet Nam attaches importance to the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China, considering this as a strategic choice and a top priority in Viet Nam’s foreign policies.

Consolidating and advancing the stable and healthy development of the Viet Nam-China relations will be of significant importance to the success of each country and contribute to peace, stability and development in the region and the world, underlined Pham.

He reaffirmed that Viet Nam remains consistent with its foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multi-lateralization and diversification of external relations, proactive and active international integration. Viet Nam will not join any alliance or align with one country against another.

Pham expected that both sides will work together to strengthen political trust between the two Parties and States, accelerate exchanges and contacts at all levels, and promote the role of the Joint Committee for Bilateral Cooperation.

The Vietnamese PM also asked the Chinese side to increase import of Vietnamese goods, especially farm produce, and coordinate in resolving obstacles in some projects, including the Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro project.

On sea issue, PM Pham underscored that both sides need to strive to main peace and stability, satisfactorily disagreements at sea in the spirit of high-level common perceptions, the agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues and abide by international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

He added that the two countries need to work with ASEAN to fully and seriously implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and step up negotiations on an effective and practical Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC)./.

By Thuy Dung