The 2022 spring meeting between the Secretaries of the 04 border provinces of Vietnam and the Secretary of the Party Committee of Guangxi Region (China)
On March 25, 2022, the 2022 spring meeting between the Provincial Party Secretaries of Cao Bang, Quang Ninh, Lang Son, Ha Giang (Vietnam) and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was held in online format.
Attending the conference at the meeting sites of the two sides were the Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, the Party Committee of the Provinces - Region; Mr. Truong Quang Hoai Nam, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations of the Communist Party of Vietnam; Mr. Nguyen Minh Vu Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Guo Yezhou Deputy Head of the External Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China; Mr. Pham Sao Mai, Ambassador of Vietnam to China; Mr. Xiong Bo, Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam and high-ranking delegations, leaders of provinces and region.
The meeting sites of the conference. Photo: Van Viet
At the meeting site of Lang Son province, attending the conference were Mr. Ho Tien Thieu, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; Mrs. Doan Thi Hau, Member of Standing Committee of Provincial Party Committee, Chairwoman of Provincial People's Council; leaders of the Provincial People's Committee; members of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee and leaders of relevant departments, commissions, sectors, districts and city.
Mr. Ho Tien Thieu, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee spoke at the meeting. Photo: Van Viet
The Spring Meeting has been maintained annually for the past 6 years, opening up many opportunities for friendship and cooperation between the two sides, and is the foundation for promoting strategic cooperation between the two Parties of Vietnam - China. This year's conference was held with the theme "Strengthening exchanges, deepening practical cooperation", the parties jointly re-evaluated the internal results of the implementation of the contents of the 2021 Spring Meeting and made recommendations on the direction of cooperation in 2022.
The parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding on 5-year friendship cooperation (2022-2026). Photo: Van Viet
Speaking at the meeting site of Lang Son province, Mr. Ho Tien Thieu, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee expressed his delight at the outstanding results of the 05 Provinces - Region of the two sides in socio-economic development, continue to consolidate the results of pandemic prevention and control, maintain political and social stability, and take care and improve the lives of people in the border areas in the context of continuing to be heavily affected by the COVID -19 pandemic on a global scale. Regarding the cooperation between Lang Son and Guangxi, the leaders of the two province and region have made efforts to maintain friendship and exchange activities at the provincial and regional levels, focusing on cooperation in disease prevention and control, border management and improve customs clearance convenience, promote border trade activities, secure the global supply chain; at the same time, the leaders make proposals and recommendations for Lang Son province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to study and promote cooperation in the coming time.
Within the framework of the meeting, the two parties have agreed to issue a Joint Communiqué to evaluate the achievements of cooperation in the past time, agree on a number of agreed cooperation contents in the coming time; leaders of the Provinces and Region exchanged, discussed and signed a 5-year Memorandum of Friendship (2022-2026) with common perceptions on: high-level exchanges; economic - trade - investment cooperation; cultural - social exchange; cooperation in disease prevention and control; border management cooperation.