Interview: Xi's visit, APEC summit attendance has "historic meaning" to bilateral relations: Vietnamese party dignitary

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-09 17:21:20|Editor: Liangyu
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by Tao Jun, Le Yanna

DA NANG, Vietnam, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming state visit to Vietnam by Chinese President Xi Jinping, and his attendance at the APEC Leaders' Week "is a significant event with historic meaning to Vietnam-China relations," said a dignitary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV).

"We believe that the visit will be a milestone for the development of the relations between the two parties as well as the two countries," Hoang Binh Quan, head of the Commission for External Relations under the CPV Central Committee, told Xinhua in a recent interview.

Vietnam looks forward and attaches importance to the approaching visit by Xi, who is also the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said Quan.

This will be Xi's first overseas trip after the 19th CPC National Congress.

At present, Vietnam and China are on a crucial stage of their renewal, reform, opening-up, national construction and socialism development, Quan said.

Within this context, he said, it is the historic mission and objective requirement for the stability and development of the two countries to consolidate the Vietnam-China traditional friendship and to promote the sustainable, healthy and stable development of the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two nations, bringing about practical benefits to the two peoples, the region and the world.

Exchanges between the CPV and the CPC have helped push forward the development of bilateral relations, said Quan.

The two parties have had close relations since their establishment and forged solidarity, assisted each other, and worked shoulder-by-shoulder to overcome many hardships and challenges during their causes for revolutionary struggle and national liberalization.

"Exchanges and cooperations between the two parties are crucial to the socialism construction and development of the two countries, acting as a political foundation and overall guidance for the relations between the two countries," said the CPV official.

Over the past years, the traditional friendship and consensus reached by top leaders of the two parties and the two countries have created new driving forces and new positive changes for Vietnam-China relations, he stressed.

The ties between the two parties have recently developed broadly and deeply, and gained many significant achievements.

First and foremost, high-ranking contacts between the two parties have reached important consensus on many issues, while the two parties have established exchange and cooperation mechanisms of different levels among their departments, broadening the scope and the field of cooperation, said Quan.

Activities such as theoretical seminars, experience exchange, and cooperation on training cadres have also been deepened, while people-to-people exchanges, especially those between the young people, have been fostered, said the Vietnamese official.

In addition, the CPV and the CPC have always had close coordination on international forums regarding political parties, he said.

The ties between the two parties are an important channel to enhance political trust and bolster the healthy and stable development of the Vietnam-China relations. The CPV Central Committee is ready to work with its Chinese counterpart to bring the Vietnam-China relations to a new high, said Quan.