Chinese State Councilor Meng Jianzhu arrived in Vietnamese capital Hanoi on Tuesday for a three-day visit to strengthen bilateral ties and promote cooperation in law enforcement between the two countries.
"Both China and Vietnam are in a critical stage of national development, the two sides should strengthen solidarity, deepen all-round cooperation and properly handle sensitive issues in bilateral relations, in order to promote the healthy and stable development of China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership," Meng said while meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
He said the cooperation between China and Vietnam in law enforcement has made positive progress in recent years, and the same is true of cooperation in personnel training and the fight against cross-border crime and illegal immigration.
Meng, concurrently minister of public security, said "during this visit, Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and I reached consensus on the third working group meeting between the law enforcement agencies, during which both sides agreed to further strengthening law enforcement cooperation, to contribute to the stability, development and prosperity of the two countries, as well as the development of the friendly relations between the two countries."
Nguyen Tan Dung, for his part, said Vietnam and China are good neighbors and enjoy a traditional and long-standing friendship. Vietnamese party and government will give priority to developing friendly cooperation with China.
Vietnam would like to work together with the Chinese side to implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, resolve differences through negotiations and consultations, and properly develop the friendly relations between the two sides, he added.
Dung said Vietnam-China law enforcement cooperation has made positive progress, and plays an active role in the maintenance of the two countries' respective development and stability. The two sides should further consolidate and improve the cooperation mechanism to promote pragmatic and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields.