VN, China promote strategic cooperative partnership
07:32 | 04/09/2012

VGP - State President Truong Tan Sang urged the armies of Viet Nam and China to enhance exchanges and cooperation in different fields to further promote mutual understanding and trust.

State President Truong Tan Sang receives Deputy Chief of General Staff Sen. Lieut. Gen. Ma Xiaotian, Hanoi, September 3 – Photo: Vietnamplus

He made the remark at his reception for a delegation from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army led by Deputy Chief of General Staff Sen. Lieut. Gen. Ma Xiaotian in Hanoi on September 3.

The State President welcomed the third Viet Nam-China defense strategic dialogue held in Ha Noi the same day, hoping that the two armies continue maintaining and bringing into full play the effectiveness of this dialogue channel.

The two armies should increasingly strengthen and boost the Viet Nam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership for both peoples’ benefit and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world, he added.

The State President said he expects that the two sides will solve differences in the sea issue based on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), as well as common perceptions and agreements between the two countries, including the agreement on fundamental principles guiding the settlement of sea issues arising between Viet Nam and China to make the East Sea a water area of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.

Mr. Ma Xiaotian briefed the State President on the outcomes of the third Viet Nam-China defense strategic dialogue.

The Chinese officer affirmed that the Chinese army is willing to cooperate with the Vietnamese army to realize perceptions and increase the exchange of delegationsfor the development and stability of the Viet Nam-China friendship and cooperation.

By Thuy Dung

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