|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping in Beijing, October 31, 2022.
The two countries aim to develop their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in a durable, healthy, and stable manner, the statement said.
Both sides will increase strategic discussions, consolidate political trust, ensure equality and mutual respect, deepen win-win cooperation, appropriately handle differences on the basis of mutual understanding and respect, and join forces in addressing regional and global challenges.
The Communist Parties of Vietnam and China will strengthen their traditional cooperation, contributing to safeguarding the socialist regime in each country and advancing Vietnam-Sino relations.
The armies of Vietnam and China will increase high-level contact and enhance exchange and cooperation including joint patrol of the Tonkin Gulf and the land border area.
The two sides agreed to accelerate the connection between the “Two corridors, one belt” framework and the “Belt and Road” initiative, reduce unbalanced trade, and push up cross-border infrastructure development.
They will continue adhering to the perception reached between their leaders and the bilateral agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues, promote the comprehensive and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and soon reach the Code of Conduct.
They also agreed to manage sea-related differences, avoid actions that complicate the situation and expand disputes, as well as maintain peace and stability in the East Sea and enhance marine cooperation.
Vietnam reiterated the “One China” policy and support of peaceful development of cross-strait relations and China’s unification, and the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs.
Vietnam voiced support for China’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, the joint statement said.