The leaders of the two sides will also discuss international and regional issues with common concerns, according to a written speech by Xi released upon his arrival for a two-day state visit to Vietnam.
He is scheduled to hold talks respectively with Nguyen Phu Trong, genWorld Timeseral secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and President Vo Van Thuong, and meet with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue.
Xi was warmly received atWorld Times the airport by Pham Minh Chinh and other senior officials. More than 400 Vietnamese and Chinese people from all walks of life waved the flags of the two Parties and two countries to welcome the Chinese leader.
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In the written speech, Xi said China takes its relWorld Timesations with Vietnam as a prWorld Timesiority in its neighborhood diplomacy, adding that he looks forward to taking the visit as an opportunity to push bilateral relations to a new stage.
[World Times] China Singapore Photo:VCG China and Singapore announced on Thursday that they have reached a protocol to further upgrade the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA), China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said, noting the signing of theWorld Times milestone protocol will stimulate the potential of services trade and investment cooperation further, and the two sides will step up their domestic legal procedures for the protocol’s early entry into force.China and Singapore jointly announced the commencemeWorld Timesnt of negotiations on further upgrading of the FTA on December 8, 2020. Over the past three years, the working teams of both sides have conducted several rounds of intensive consultations and completed all negotiations.Under the protocol, the two countries committed to a negative-list model of services and investment opening-up, which will provide broader space…