DPM asks Guangxi for increased imports of VN’s farm products
16:49 | 11/09/2018

VGP – Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue proposed Guangxi facilitate the entry of Viet Nam’s advantageous products, such as milk and dairy products, fruits, seafood, and pork, in the Chinese market. 

Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue meets Secretary of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Lu Xinshe, Nanning city, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, September 11, 2018 - Photo: VGP/Thanh Chung

Deputy PM Hue made that statement at his meeting with Secretary of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Lu Xinshe on September 11 in Nanning city on the occasion of his working visit to China to attend the 15th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (CABIS). 

Guangxi is taking the lead in economic and trade relations with Viet Nam among localities in China while Viet Nam has been the largest trade partner of the province over the recent 14 years, said Mr. Hue. 

In 2017, the two-way trade value between Viet Nam and Guangxi reached US$24 billion, accounting for 86% of the total trade turnover of ASEAN with Guangxi, 30% of the total trade value between Viet Nam and China and 40% of the total import-export value of the province. 

The Deputy PM expressed thanks to the authorities and leaders of Guangxi and the Chinese Embassy in Ha Noi to actively support some localities in Viet Nam to export longan and litchi to China in 2018. 

He proposed Guangxi assist Viet Nam’s products to enter other nations in Asia-Europe through its railways and facilitate customs clearance at border areas, including opening and upgrading border gates and increasing working hours at border gates, especially on Saturdays and Sundays and high seasons to reduce cargo congestion. 

The Vietnamese leader suggest the Guangxi’s authorities to effectively realize three documents on border management on land between Viet Nam and China and join hands in preventing trans-border crimes, smuggling, child trafficking and illegal entry and exit. 

Mr. Hue required the Chinese province to create favorable conditions for Immigration of cross-border labor and ensure legitimate rights for these laborers, making contributions to ensuring social security and order at border areas. 

Mr. Lu Xinshe asserted to attach importance to the traditional and cooperative relationship with Vietnamese ministries, agencies and localities. 

He expected to coordinate with Vietnamese localities to effectively realize common perceptions reached by their high-ranking leaders, increase high-ranking delegation visits, enhance exchanges on infrastructure and transport connection projects, boost economic cooperation and trade, people-to-people exchanges and tourism to strengthen Viet Nam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. 

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of friendship cooperative relationship between the central province of Quang Nam in Viet Nam and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region - Photo: VGP/Thanh Chung

After the meeting, the two leaders witnessed the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of friendship cooperative relationship between the central province of Quang Nam in Viet Nam and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 

Accordingly, the two provinces agreed to promote delegation exchanges and launch cooperative activities in fields of trade, tourism, training, human resources training, culture and agriculture. 

Guangxi has maintained friendship cooperative relations with 12 localities in Viet Nam. 

By Thuy Dung



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