China signs dec­la­ra­tion with Viet­nam to deepen ties

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China and Viet­nam is­sued a joint dec­la­ra­tion on Mon­day as Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping wrapped up his state visit to Viet­nam.

The two coun­tries agreed to deepen their com­pre­hen­sive strate­gic co­op­er­a­tion un­der new cir­cum­stances, ac­cord­ing to the joint dec­la­ra­tion.

Both sides agreed to fully im­ple­ment the Dec­la­ra­tion on the Code of Con­duct on the South China Sea, and work to­gether to reach an agree­ment on the Code of Con­duct. They will man­age mar­itime dis­putes, avoid ac­tions that will com­pli­cate the sit­u­a­tion and worsen dis­agree­ments, ac­cord­ing to the doc­u­ment.

“The two sides are will­ing to join hands and work to­gether, se­cure the de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tion of Sino-Viet­namese re­la­tions, boost po­lit­i­cal mu­tual trust, deepen mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial co­op­er­a­tion, and han­dle dis­putes in a proper man­ner,” reads the joint dec­la­ra­tion.

Xi, also gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Com­mu­nist Party of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, and Nguyen Phu Trong, gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Com­mu­nist Party of Viet­nam Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, agreed to carry for­ward, pre­serve and pro­mote the tra­di­tional friend­ship be­tween China and Viet­nam.

Be­fore fly­ing to Hanoi, Xi had just con­cluded a two-day stay in Da Nang, where he at­tended the 25th Asia-Pa­cific Eco­nomic Co­op­er­a­tion (APEC) Eco­nomic Lead­ers’ Meet­ing.

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