Chinese top political advisor meets Vietnamese deputy prime minister

BEIJING — Top Chinese political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on Monday, pledging to enhance bilateral relations.

China and Vietnam should enhance practical cooperation in the Belt and Road Initiative, industrial production capacity, transportation and infrastructure, said Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Yu called on both sides to expand investment, people-to-people and party-to-party exchanges and properly manage maritime differences to push forward the comprehensive strategic cooperative relationship.

Minh said relationship with China is a diplomatic priority for Vietnam, and that Vietnam is ready to increase trade, investment and people-to-people exchanges with China.

Minh and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi co-chaired the 10th meeting of China-Vietnam steering committee on cooperation Monday morning.