Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Vietnam on a state visit from December 12 to 13 at the invitation of the Vietnamese government. This visit, six years after his last trip to Vietnam, is expected to strengthen mutual political trust and promote mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. The historical ties between China and Vietnam have seen frequent high-level exchanges and practical cooperation, resulting in major projects like Vietnam’s first city metro, the Cat Linh-Ha Dong line, built by China.
The comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Vietnam, now marking its 15th anniversary, has seen China remain Vietnam’s largest trading partner, and Vietnam becoming China’s largest trading partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Economic and trade cooperation has evolved beyond simple trade patterns, with deepening ties in industrial and supply chains. Notably, Chinese investment in Vietnam has been on the rise, and personnel exchanges are expected to increase with the resumption of more flights.
The upcoming visit aims to further strengthen the bond between the two countries, providing momentum for a new stage of bilateral relations. Both nations are urged to maintain high-level strategic communication, strengthen cooperation mechanisms in national defense and public security, jointly build stable production and supply chain systems, and enhance personnel exchanges. This visit is seen as a significant step in consolidating the “comradely and brotherly” friendship between China and Vietnam.
Source – CGTN