Chinese press simultaneously highlights Vietnamese Party leader’s visit to China

The Chinese media has provided extensive coverage of the official visit to China by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong.
The People's Daily published portraits, biographies and information of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. (Photo: Huu Hung)
The People's Daily published portraits, biographies and information of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. (Photo: Huu Hung)

On October 30, Xinhua news agency and official newspapers of China solemnly published portraits, biographies and information of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, who began his official visit to China today, at the invitation of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President of China Xi Jinping.

The Chinese press also reviewed comrade Nguyen Phu Trong’s visits in 1992, 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2007, especially the three visits after assuming the position of General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee in October 2011, April 2015 and January 2017.

On October 10, the People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the CPC Central Committee, published an article titled “Creating a new impetus for the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership” by a member of the Vietnamese Party Central Committee (PCC) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son.

In his article, Minister Bui Thanh Son emphasised that Vietnam and China are both socialist countries led by the Communist Party and are neighbours sharing mountains and rivers, with a long-standing friendship. The consolidation and enhancement of Vietnam – China friendship and cooperation is in line with the fundamental and long-term interests of the two Parties, two countries and two peoples, and is conducive to peace, stability, cooperation and development throughout the region and the world.

According to Minister Bui Thanh Son, thanks to the efforts from both two sides, the Vietnam – China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership has continuously achieved important progress in the following areas: strengthening strategic orientation, consolidating political trust; economic-trade cooperation; solidarity, supporting and joining hands in the prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic; satisfactorily managing disagreements, promoting common perceptions, and striving to maintain peace, stability and development in the region; and fostering the coordination at multilateral forums.

Minister Bui Thanh Son affirmed Vietnam always attaches importance to consolidating and developing relations with China, considering this as a consistent policy and a top priority in its foreign and international integration policies. He also noted that in the future, the two sides need to strengthen high-level exchanges and make good use of the cooperation mechanisms on the Party channel, cooperation between ministries and branches, and people-to-people exchanges. The two countries will continue to boost economic-trade-investment cooperation for stable, fair and sustainable development, expand areas of substantive cooperation in line with the interests of both sides; effectively respond to new challenges in security energy, food security, cyber security; strengthen exchanges and properly handle disagreements in a spirit of friendship based on implementing high-level awareness and complying with international law, and effectively coordinate in multilateral frameworks and join hands to respond to global challenges.

Minister Son expressed his expectation that with the traditional friendship that has been cultivated by the senior leaders of the two countries, as well as the practical cooperation results over the past time, the relations between Vietnam and China will be given new impetus, step up to new heights, bring benefits to the people of the two countries, and contribute to peace, cooperation and development within the region and the world.

Earlier, the Global Times published an article analysing the significance and importance of the visit by the first foreign leader to China after the 20th National Party Congress.

The article quoted Pan Jine, a researcher from the Institute of Marxism Studies under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, as saying that the visit expressed the special importance of the relationship between the two countries that surpasses the common sense of the bilateral relationship but has an important strategic significance.

The researcher said cooperation on the Party channel plays an important role in guiding and orienting the relations between the two countries, especially when both countries enter a new stage of development.

The Chinese scholar also noted that as two socialist countries led by the Communist Party, China and Vietnam have common and strategic interests, especially the protection of the socialist regime and the ruling role of the Communist Party. The visit of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will contribute to further strengthening the political trust between the two sides.