Meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China andPresident Xi Jinping, President Sang expressed his belief that Chinawill gain greater achievements during its open-door renovation andconstruction of China-characterised socialism.
He spoke highly of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s forthcoming officialvisit to Vietnam as a contribution to further deepening the twocountries’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
Xi expressed his profound condolences to the Vietnamese CommunistParty, State and people over the death of legendary General Vo NguyenGiap.
The two sides expressed their delight atthe fine progress in their Parties and States’ relations, especiallythrough the implementation of joint perceptions and important agreementsreached by high-ranking leaders after President Sang’s visit to Chinain June.
At the meeting with Japanese PrimeMinister Shinzo Abe, President Sang thanked the Japanese Government formaintaining official development assistance (ODA) for Vietnam at a highlevel, and asked for the country’s support for Vietnam’s economicrestructuring, industrialisation and modernisation.
PM Abe spoke highly of the success of the 2013 Vietnam-JapanFriendship Year, and agreed on the need for the countries to exert moreefforts to realise the potential of their Economic Partnership Agreement(EPA) and coordinate in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
The two sides also exchanged views on key issues of APEC-relatedmeetings as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern.They agreed that peace, stability, maritime security and safety at sea,including the East Sea and East China Sea, are important to thedevelopment of the whole region, and relevant countries need to solveall disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, includingthe 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and theDeclaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea.
President Sang also met with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, whoaffirmed that his country will maintain ODA for Vietnam to support itssocio-economic development, poverty reduction and human resourcestraining.
The two leaders discussed directionsto boost the Vietnam-New Zealand comprehensive partnership, especiallystrengthening high-ranking delegation exchanges and effectivelyimplementing the 2013-2016 action programme on cooperation in economics,trade, investment, agriculture and education.
They also exchanged views on key cooperation activities among APECmember economies and coordination in TPP negotiations.
Meeting with Papua New Guinean Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, theVietnamese State leader affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance tofostering the friendship and cooperation with Papua New Guinea and iswilling to act as a bridge for the country to cooperate with ASEAN andSoutheast Asia.
To strengthen mutualunderstanding and tap their two countries’ potential, both leadersstressed the need to intensify the exchanges of delegations andbusinesses, establish inter-governmental cooperation mechanisms andcomplete a legal framework to create favourable conditions forcooperation projects and programmes on trade, investment, culture,tourism, agriculture, aquaculture and energy.
Earlier, President Sang also held a meeting with executives of nearly 20 major US groups and companies.
Accompanying the President in the trip, Foreign Minister Pham BinhMinh held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Russia, Mexicoand Peru the same day.
The sides highly valuedthe positive progress in bilateral relations and affirmed theirdetermination to intensify ties and continue cooperating at regional andinternational forums.
At the meeting withRussian FM Sergey Lavrov, the two sides discussed specific measures tofurther deepen the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.
They also agreed on the need to raise theefficiency of the two countries’ cooperation mechanisms, including theinter-governmental committee on economic, trade, scientific andtechnological cooperation and political consultation at the deputyforeign ministerial level.
At the meeting withMexican FM Antonio Meade Kuribrena, the two sides agreed to furtherboost bilateral relations by strengthening delegation exchanges, settingup cooperation mechanisms and signing more agreements.
Meanwhile, FM Minh and his Peruvian counterpart Eda Rivas Franchinisigned a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation within the APECframework, which is expected to help the two countries cooperate moreclosely at the forum, especially to ensure the success of the APECSummit in Peru in 2016 and in Vietnam in 2017./.