China foreign minister Wang Yi to visit Vietnam

By Vu Anh   November 30, 2023 | 03:03 am PT
China foreign minister Wang Yi to visit Vietnam
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a press conference on the white paper on "A Global Community of Shared Future: China's Proposals and Actions", in Beijing, China, Sept. 26, 2023. Photo by Reuters/Shubing Wang
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will visit Vietnam from Friday to Saturday per an invitation from Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang.

Yi, Director of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee Foreign Affairs Commission Office and Minister of Foreign Affairs, will co-host the 15th session of the Steering Committee for Vietnam-China Bilateral Cooperation from Friday to Saturday, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Thursday.

The Chinese official is expected to greet General Party Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Vo Van Thuong, as well as holding a dialogue with foreign minister Bui Thanh Son.

China is Vietnam’s largest commercial partner for several years, while Vietnam is China’s largest partner in ASEAN. Bilateral trade turnover between the two countries in 2022 reached $175.6 billion, with Vietnam’s exports at $57.7 billion and imports at $117.87 billion, according to Vietnam Customs.

The two countries celebrate their 15th anniversary of establishing Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2023.

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