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Xi: China, Vietnam should value positive momentum in relations

Xi: China, Vietnam should value positive momentum in relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R), also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, meets with Dinh The Huynh, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and executive secretary of the Secretariat of the CPV Central Committee, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 20, 2016. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said China and Vietnam should value positive momentum in bilateral relations, properly handle disputes and expand cooperation.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks on Thursday while meeting Dinh The Huynh, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and executive secretary of the Secretariat of the CPV Central Committee.

Xi said that with joint efforts from both sides, China-Vietnam relations could maintain positve momentum with good progress and cooperation across the board.

The two countries should continue their friendship, maintain the current bilateral relations, properly handle disputes and expand cooperation, he added.

Calling the two countries a community of a shared future, Xi said closer communication between the CPC and the CPV would help them reach a strategic consensus.

He also urged the two ruling parties to continue to share their experience in national governance and to strengthen the building of their governance abilities.

Huynh said it was a consistent strategy and policy choice for Vietnam and the CPV to strengthen friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

He said the Vietnamese side is willing to strengthen political trust, make better use of cooperation systems and to enhance bilateral cooperation to promote the sound and stable development of relations between the two countries.

[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]