| Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung discusses cooperation with the Chinese side on May 29, 2020. (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
They agreed that Vietnam-China relations have kept its development trend, as seen in high-level discussions in flexible forms, maintained trade and growth in bilateral trade value.
The two officials discussed specific measures to increase result-oriented cooperation and some major orientations including maintaining all-level exchanges and contacts in flexible forms, and maximising the overall coordinating role of the Steering Committee for Vietnam–China Bilateral Cooperation in enhancing partnerships between sectors, localities in different fields.
The two sides agreed to continue discussing their coordination in managing land border and organizing activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-China Land Border Treaty and the 10th year implementing three legal documents on land border. They also agreed to conduct joint border inspections in accordance with the Agreement on Vietnam - China land border management regulations and the Protocol on land border demarcation and marker plantation at a suitable time.
Deputy Foreign Minister Trung voiced Vietnam’s concern about the recent complicated developments in the East Sea and the stance on its legitimate rights and interests in accordance with international law and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. He urged that the two sides promote cooperation and solve disputes in the spirit of respecting each other’s legitimate rights and interests, reached agreements, common perceptions of both sides and international law.