President leaves for 3rd Belt and Road Forum on Int’l Cooperation
VGP - President Vo Van Thuong left Ha Noi on Tuesday for Beijing, China, where he will attend the 3rd Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation.
He was invited by General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President Xi Jinping.
This is the first visit to China by the Vietnamese President since the 13th National Party Congress of Viet Nam and the 20th National Party Congress of China.
The year 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of the two countries' comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Vo is accompanied by Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son, Chairman of the President Office Le Khanh Hai, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung, among others.
The President's trip is of great significance as it reflects the great importance and top priority that the Vietnamese Party and State give to the development of relations with China, as well as their welcome for connectivity initiatives, including the BRI, for the goal of peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and the world.
This is also an occasion for the two countries' leaders to continue discussing measures for realizing the high-level common perceptions, especially the outcomes of the historic official visit to China by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in October 2022.
It also creates a chance for continuing to develop the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in a stable, healthy, and increasingly substantive manner with higher political trust, more practical and intensive cooperation, more solid social foundation, and better controlled differences./.