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The Fifth Meeting of the China-Vietnam People’s Forum Held in Vietnam

Time:2013-10-14Editor:Xu YanResource:Departmen of Asian and African AffairsPrintingSize:LargeMediumSmall

Organized by the CPAFFC, China-Vietnam Friendship Association, Vietnam-China Friendship Association and Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO), the Fifth Meeting of the China-Vietnam People’s Forum was held in Ninh Bình Province of Vietnam from 11-13 October 2013. Chinese and Vietnam delegates from political, economic, academic and media sectors attended the meeting.  The Chinese delegation was headed by H.E. Mr. Qi Jianguo, Vice President of China-Vietnam Friendship Association and former Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam. The Vietnam delegation was led by Mr. Pham Van Chuong, former Executive Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee Commission for External Relations and Vice-President of Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation. 

 

H.E. Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, met with Chinese and Vietnam delegates on 14 October 2013. While expressing welcome to the delegates, he highly appreciated the results of the Fifth Meeting of the China-Vietnam People’s Forum. He reiterated the firm resolute of the Party, Government and people of Vietnam to constantly consolidate and develop the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership under the guidance of the principle of long-term stability, future-orientation, good-neighborliness and comprehensive cooperation and the spirit of "good neighbors, good friends, good comrades and good partners", which were proposed by state leaders of Vietnam and China. Nguyen Thien Nhan also expressed hope that non-governmental organizations and people of all sectors of the two countries would make more innovative endeavors for the benefits and interests of the two nations as well as the peace, stability and prosperity of the world, and to push forward all kinds of exchange activities, in a bid to make further contributions to enhancing mutual understanding, trust and friendship ties between Vietnam and China.
The theme of the Fifth Meeting of f the China-Vietnam People’s Forum was “Enhancing Political Mutual Trust and Promote Pragmatic Cooperation”. Delegates had in-depth exchange of ideas on the significance and importance of the development of China-Vietnam relations in a friendly, open, candid and trusted atmosphere.  Delegates held the view that that much had been achieved in deepening the bilateral relations and peoples’ mutual trust by frequent exchanges of visits of state leaders and the signing of series of agreements. Delegates also expressed hope that the maritime, onshore and financial cooperation be pushed forward in parallel between the two countries and that the two sides take a new way of thinking in seeking for the resolution of maritime disputes, making new contributions for the healthy development of bilateral relations and the peace, stability and prosperity of the region by turning the sea of disputes into a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation.

 

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