Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Meets with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun
On April 19, 2011, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Zhang Zhijun, head of the visiting Chinese government delegation to China-Vietnam boundary negotiation and vice foreign minister, in Hanoi.
Nguyen Tan Dung spoke highly of the progress made in Vietnam-China relations. The Vietnamese party, government and people attach great importance to the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation and will make joint efforts with China to advance all-round cooperation in all areas and promote bilateral relations to a new level, Dung said.
Zhang said to further consolidate China-Vietnam good-neighborly friendship and strengthen solidarity and cooperation is in the fundamental and long-term interests of the two countries and peoples. China will make concerted efforts with Vietnam to earnestly implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, enhance political trust, strengthen pragmatic cooperation, properly handle sensitive issues, and to ensure a sustained, sound and steady development of bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation, Zhang said.
From April 18 to 19, the heads of the government delegations on boundary negotiation between China and Vietnam held a meeting in Hanoi. The head of the Vietnamese government delegation is Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son. Both sides exchanged views on China-Vietnam bilateral relations and boundary issues, especially the maritime issue in a candid, in-depth manner. They agreed to implement land boundary demarcation documents signed between the two countries. They also pledged to proceed from safeguarding China-Vietnam friendly relations and peace and stability in the South China Sea to properly handle maritime disputes through friendly consultations and explore solutions with a positive and constructive attitude.