Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Beijing, capital of China, April 18, 2017. (Xinhua/Cui Xinyu)
BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday met with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
Wang said progress has been made in bilateral relations this year, including a successful visit to China by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong in January.
There will be more high-level contacts between leaders of the two countries this year, Wang said.
He said that two sides should enhance the synergy between the Belt and Road Initiative and Vietnam's Two Corridors and One Economic Circle plan, and cement the people-to-people basis of friendship.
The two countries should properly manage and control differences, promote maritime cooperation, and maintain the positive development of bilateral relations, he said.
Pham Binh Minh said Vietnam will collaborate with China to make this year's high-level contacts a success, intensify cooperation in all fields, and safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea.