Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday.
Vietnam and China are two neighboring countries that share mountains and rivers, and have similarities and common interests, Nguyen said, adding the party and government of Vietnam always bear in mind and appreciate the great help and support rendered by China in the cause of national liberation and national reunification, as well as in the cause of national building.
Vietnam is willing to make joint efforts with China to enhance strategic mutual trust, promote practical cooperation and deepen bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership, he said.
Wang said that in the light of people's fundamental interests and the two parties' strategic height of fate, both sides should steer the direction of bilateral relations development, properly implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two countries, deepen cooperation and correctly address their differences, as well as promote land and maritime cooperation and provide more benefits for the development of relations between the two countries.
On the same day, Wang also met with Nguyen Thien Nhan, deputy prime minister of Vietnam and Vietnamese president of China- Vietnam Bilateral Cooperation Steering Committee.