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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed on Monday that peace and stability in the South China Sea are in the common interests of all parties.

Li made the statement during a phone conversation with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on bilateral relations.

China, he said, is ready to work with ASEAN countries to seize the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the South China Sea as an opportunity to fight for an agreement. quick on the code of conduct down south. China Sea by giving full play to the wisdom of all parties, focusing on the overall interests, promoting cooperation and managing differences, so as to make the South China Sea a sea of ​​peace, friendship and of cooperation.

During the phone call, Li said China and Vietnam are friendly neighbors bound by mountains and rivers. General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee Xi Jinping and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong communicate frequently, strongly promoting the development of bilateral relations.

He said the Chinese side is willing to strengthen all-level exchanges with the Vietnamese side and deepen pragmatic cooperation in various fields. This will not only benefit the peoples of the two countries, but also contribute to maintaining regional peace and stability, boosting common development and prosperity.

Li said that at present, the global economic recovery is slow and various uncertainties and complex factors are intertwined. Affected by unexpected factors, China’s economy is resisting downward pressure, striving to stabilize employment and prices, keeping major economic indicators within an appropriate range and showing a general recovery trend.

China is pleased to see the steady growth of the Vietnamese economy, which is conducive to the stability of industrial and supply chains in East Asia, the Chinese premier said.

He added that China is ready to work with Vietnam to fully leverage the complementary advantages of their industries, expand economic and trade cooperation, ensure smooth customs clearance at border crossings, import more high-quality marketable agricultural products from Vietnam. , welcome Vietnamese students. who are ready to return to China on the basis of good epidemic prevention and to increase direct flights between the two countries.

For his part, the Vietnamese Prime Minister said that consolidating and developing the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership is a top priority in Vietnam’s foreign policy.