The Communist Party of Vietnam and the Vietnamese government
always attach importance to strengthening and developing the
friendly neighborhood and comprehensive cooperation with China,
hoping that the two sides will jointly strive to substantially
boost the win-win cooperation in all fields, especially in
transport under the framework of "two economic corridors and one
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the remarks while
meeting with visiting Chinese Minister of Communications Li
Shenglin on Tuesday.
Dung said over the past few years, the Vietnam-China friendly
and cooperative relations have been ceaselessly reinforced and
developed, especially their trade and economic ties being
The prime minister stated that after 20 years of conducting
renovation and opening-up policies, Vietnam has seen continuous and
rapid economic growth, but it still needs to draw on China's
successful experiences in many fields, especially the development
of transport infrastructure.
Dung said he hoped the transport sectors of the two countries
will beef up bilateral cooperation, further learn from each other,
and facilitate transport cooperation projects under the framework
of the "two economic corridors and one belt."
The Chinese minister said the two sides in the last few years
have maintained their close cooperation and mutual support.
Cooperation exists not only in construction of transport
infrastructure but also in transport facilitation, maritime safety
and sea rescue.
Li said that the Chinese government treasures the cooperation on
the "two economic corridors and one belt," considering it a bridge
to step up trade and economic ties between the two countries. He
said he believed that through the two sides' unremitting efforts,
they will turn the "two economic corridors and one belt" into an
opening-up international economic corridor for the common
prosperity of the two countries.
On Tuesday evening, the Chinese minister and his Vietnamese
counterpart Ho Nghia Dung signed a memorandum of understanding on
technical cooperation on the "two economic corridors and one
Li arrived in Vietnam on April 1 for a four-day visit to the
country, at the invitation of the Vietnamese Transport Minister Ho
(Xinhua News Agency April 4, 2007)