China-Vietnam relations in best time in history Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Chinese leader Jia Qinglin said here Tuesday afternoon that China-Vietnam relations are in one of the best times in history.

Jia, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remark as he met with Nong Duc Manh, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

Jia is in an official goodwill visit to Vietnam from March 20 to 24. He said China and Vietnam share the same ideal and believes and have much in common in their strategic interests. Advancing China-Vietnam friendship and bilateral relations are in the basic interests of both countries and conducive to regional peace and stability.

Jia, also chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), said the CPC and Chinese government is ready to join efforts with the CPV and Vietnamese government to grasp the general direction of bilateral and party-to-party relations from a strategic height and with a general perspective.

China is ready to work with Vietnam to continuously enrich the content of the guideline of long-term stability, orientation to the future, friendship and good-neighborhood and all-round cooperation and the goals of being good neighbors, good friends, good comrades and good partners. All these are aimed to pass on the friendship between China and Vietnam from generation to generation, promote the profound development of bilateral cooperation for more mutually beneficial results, Jia said.

Jia said the success of China's President Hu Jintao's visit to Vietnam last year has brought the relations between the CPC and CPV and between the two countries to a new stage of all-round, extensive development. He noted that during the visit, President Hu reached important consensus with Vietnamese leaders. Political trust between the two countries has been deepened ever since, while trade and economic cooperation born satisfactory fruits. The CPC and CPV have continuously deepened exchanges on experience of building the party and governing the country. Bilateral cooperation in such fields as security, culture, youth, science, technology and tourism also achieved good results.

Jia conveyed Chinese President Hu Jintao's greetings to Manh.

Manh agreed with Jia on his comment and suggestions on the relations between the CPC and CPV and between the two countries. He said the great achievement that China has made in development is a big encouragement for the reform and opening drive of Vietnam. Noting that Vietnam is searching for a way of development that fits into the real conditions of the country, Manh said Vietnam places importance on learning from the experiences of China.

The CPV and Vietnam government have always firmly safeguarded the close Vietnam-China relationship of comrades and brothers. He said Vietnam will pay the greatest effort possible to implement all the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two parties and two countries, Manh said.

Manh said Vietnam is ready to step up exchange of high-level visits with China, push forward cooperation in various fields, deepen coordination in regional and international affairs and advance bilateral and party-to-party relations in a closer way.

Manh reiterated that Taiwan is an inseparable part of the territorial land of China. The CPV and Vietnamese government will as always stick to the one-China policy.

Jia expressed appreciation on the CPV and Vietnamese government for their adherence to the one-China policy and their consistent support to China on the Taiwan issue.

Manh asked Jia to convey the greetings from himself and the CPV Central Committee to Hu Jintao and other members of the CPC Central Committee.

Jia said the increasingly closer relations between CPPCC and the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) have played an active role in promoting bilateral cooperation in all fields. Jia said CPPCC is ready to strengthen communications and expand exchanges with VFF so as to make fresh contributions to the development of the good-neighborly, friendly and cooperative relationship between China and Vietnam.

Manh expressed the wish that Jia's visit will open up a new situation of all-round cooperation between VFF and CPPCC.

After the meeting, Jia met with staffs of Chinese embassy and institutions and Chinese students in Vietnam.

Editor: Mo Honge
Source: Xinhua