China, Vietnam agree to deepen partnership
Updated: 2013-10-14 00:44
HANOI - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Tan Dung, agreed on Sunday to further deepen the partnership between their two countries simultaneously along three tracks of maritime, onshore and financial cooperation.
During their talks, the two sides committed themselves to setting up in parallel three joint work groups respectively in charge of the three areas and setting them in motion within the year so as to push forward bilateral cooperation for the benefit of both sides.
The three-track approach is an important breakthrough for the future development of bilateral ties, Li said, stressing that the establishment of a maritime cooperation work group is a positive signal of the two countries' readiness to solve their disputes through cooperation.
The premier urged the two neighbors to pursue substantive progress in their joint development in waters out of the mouth of the Beibu Bay, beef up cooperation in infrastructure, trade and investment, and carry out negotiations on a currency swap deal.