Defense Minister meets Vice Chairman of China Central Military Commission
09:33 | 29/10/2018

VGP – Minister of Defense Ngo Xuan Lich met with Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Xu Quiliang as part of his official visit to China from October 26-28. 

Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich (L) meets member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of China Xu Quiliang - Photo:qdnd

At the meeting, Mr. Xu highly spoke of Mr. Lich’s speech at the eighth Beijing Xiangshan Forum, adding that Viet Nam’s participation has contributed to the success of this year’s event. 

He took the occasion to congratulate Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on his election as State President of Viet Nam.

China always attaches importance to the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with Viet Nam, and will make all-out efforts, together with Viet Nam, to preserve, consolidate and develop the relationship, for the interests of the two countries’ people, he asserted. 

Mr. Xu expressed his delight on the fruitful bilateral defense ties as a model of the Viet Nam-China relationship, stressing that China’s Central Military Commission is willing to share its experience in army building with Viet Nam. 

For his part, Mr. Lich affirmed that Viet Nam always wishes to develop the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in a sustainable fashion and considers it a top priority in its foreign policy. 

Minister of Defense Lich highlighted the achievements in defense relations between Viet Nam and China over the recent times, saying it becomes a crucial pillar in the two nations’ relationship. 

Host and guest agreed that both sides should observe agreements reached by Vietnamese and Chinese senior leaders, especially the agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues, in order to avoid conflicts, and handle disputes peacefully on the basis of respect for legitimate rights of each other in line with international law. 

Armies must take the lead in these efforts, they said, calling for timely information exchange and joint efforts to deal with emerging incidents and prevent them from affecting the bilateral ties.

By Thuy Dung 

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