China will further open its market for Vietnamese goods, especially high-quality agricultural and aquatic products and fruit, Chinese Premier Li Qiang has said.
He made the statement during talks with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in Beijing on June 26.
China will also coordinate in creating favorable conditions for quarantine and customs clearance, and is willing to work with Vietnam to address obstacles relating to institutions and policies, he said.
The two leaders discussed many important issues. They agreed to promote the effective implementation of the Vietnam - China joint statement on the continued enhancement of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
Prime Minister Chinh proposed the two sides reinforce ties in finance, agriculture, transport, environment, healthcare, and science and technology, with a focus on digital transformation, green growth, the circular economy, and the climate change fight; exchange experience in macro-economic management and the governance of financial and monetary policies; along with crop production, agricultural processing, disease control, and the protection of fishery resources in the Gulf of Tonkin.
He suggested Vietnam and China enhance rail, road, and sea connectivity and soon sign an agreement on search and rescue at sea; comprehensively resume commercial flights; strengthen cooperation in managing water resources in the Mekong - Lancang River basin; and properly carry out agreements on educational, cultural, and tourism cooperation.
Premier Li affirmed his willingness to deepen substantive cooperation with Vietnam and continuously enrich the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
He emphasized that the two countries hold great potential for boosting economic and trade cooperation and suggested they strengthen strategic connectivity, especially in infrastructure and transport; and promote cooperation in economy, trade, and investment in the fields of production, manufacturing and agriculture.
After the talks, the two leaders witnessed the signing and announcement of four cooperation documents between ministries, sectors, and localities of the two countries in immigration management, market supervision, smart border gate construction, and research on marine environmental management in the Gulf of Tonkin.