NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung made the remark while receiving visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Hanoi on October 14.
Hung said he believes that Li’s visit will contribute to strengtheningpolitical trust and mutual understanding between the two Parties,States and peoples, and promote the traditional friendly neighbourlinessand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the twonations.
He also expressed his hope that the twocountries will continue to increase the exchange of delegations andinformation in a practical and effective way to strengthen theircooperation at regional and international parliamentary forums,contributing to enhancing cooperation between the two countries’Governments and ministries.
Regarding sea-relatedissues, Hung stressed that the two sides need to control the situation,strictly follow their agreement on the basic principles guiding thesettlement of such issues between Vietnam and China, and resolvedisputes through peaceful means on the basis of international law,including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
On this occasion, NA Chairman Hung asked Premier Li to convey hisinvitation to Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee ofChina’s National People’s Congress, to visit Vietnam at anappropriate time in 2014.
For his part, the ChinesePremier expressed his pleasure at the outcomes of his talks with PrimeMinister Nguyen Tan Dung and meetings with Party General SecretaryNguyen Phu Trong and President Truong Tan Sang.
He said hehopes the traditional friendship and cooperation between the twoParties, States, law-making bodies and peoples will further develop,bringing practical outcomes for both sides.-VNA