|Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh delivers a speech. Photo: VNA
The Deputy PM made the remark in a pre-recorded speech at the opening of the 19th ASEAN-China Expo (CAEXPO) and the 19th China-ASEAN Business Investment Summit (CABIS) in Nanning, the capital city of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Friday.
He stressed the need to make full use of opportunities from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) to bolster bilateral trade in a balanced and sustainable manner.
Deputy PM Minh suggested the Chinese Government create favorable conditions for the increased import of goods and high-quality farm produce from Vietnam as well as other ASEAN countries via Vietnam.
He asked for China’s coordination in maintaining stable supply and production chains as well as smooth customs clearance activities in all circumstances, diversifying goods transportation methods by road, rail, sea and air, promoting partnerships in the fields of innovation, digital transformation, digital economy, and e-commerce, and strengthening collaboration in the fields of green and sustainable development.
CAEXPO is one of the 10 leading trade fairs of China, which has been held annually since 2004.