|Wang Yi Meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh of Vietnam|
On August 3, 2018, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh of Vietnam on the sidelines of the Foreign Ministers' Meetings on East Asia Cooperation in Singapore.
Wang Yi expressed that we met in Hanoi not long ago and conducted in-depth communication on implementing the important outcomes of General Secretary and President Xi Jinping's visit to Vietnam. The various consensus reached by both sides and arrangements are being actively promoted, and China-Vietnam relations have maintained a sound development momentum. We stand ready to, together with the Vietnamese side, make joint efforts to constantly deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields and make positive efforts for promoting regional peace and stability at the same time. Top leaders of both sides have reached the important political consensus on properly dealing with maritime issues which should be implemented by China and Vietnam in real earnest. It is hoped that the Vietnamese side will deal with as well as manage and control sea-related issues in a more prudent manner to effectively maintain mutual trust and cooperation between the two countries.
Pham Binh Minh noted that Vietnam and China have maintained frequent exchanges with constantly increasing political mutual trust and substantial development from bilateral trade in the recent period. The Vietnamese side hopes to further intensify exchanges at all levels between the two parties and the two countries, and expand bilateral investment, trade and cooperation. The Vietnamese side is willing to, together with the Chinese side, strive to implement the important consensus reached by high-level leaders of the two countries and properly deal with maritime issues.