|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Kong Quan's Comment on the 55th Anniversary for the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and Vietnam|
| 2005-01-20 00:00
Q: This year marks the 55th anniversary for the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Vietnam. Please comment on China-Vietnam relations.
A: The Peoples of China and Vietnam have a long history of friendly exchanges. Over the past 55 years since the two countries established diplomatic relations, our bilateral relations registered substantial progress. Especially in recent years, under the guidelines featured by ?long-term stability, future orientation, good-neighborly friendship and all-round cooperation? proposed by the leaders of both countries, our bilateral relations have witnessed a sound overall development. Leaders of both countries have maintained close exchanges. The two sides have further deepened mutual trust and understanding. Remarkable results have been achieved in mutually-beneficial cooperation of all fields. Historical leftovers such as border and territorial problems have been gradually solved.
Stronger China-Vietnam friendly and cooperative relations serve the fundamental interests of the two countries and peoples, which is beneficial to cooperation and development of this region. China attaches great importance to developing good-neighborly friendship with Vietnam and is ready to join hands with Vietnam to enhance mutual trust and deepen our cooperation, so as to constantly push the China-Vietnam relations to a higher level.