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Published: 11:37, August 25, 2021 | Updated: 14:06, August 25, 2021
Vietnam PM: Developing ties with China 'top priority'
By Xinhua
Published:11:37, August 25, 2021 Updated:14:06, August 25, 2021 By Xinhua

Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) meets with Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, on Aug 24, 2021. (PHOTO / CHINESE EMBASSY IN VIETNAM)

HANOI - Developing Vietnam-China relations is a strategic choice and a top priority in Vietnam's foreign policy, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Tuesday.

Chinh made the remarks while meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi.

Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo said strengthening cooperation in countering COVID-19 is a priority in the current China-Vietnam relations

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Speaking highly of China's achievements in combating COVID-19, Chinh extended Vietnam's gratitude towards China for the multiple batches of vaccine aid, which met Vietnam's most urgent needs.

"Vietnam always upholds scientific origins-tracing of the coronavirus, and opposes politicizing either the pandemic or the origins-tracing," Chinh said.

He called for further international cooperation in fighting COVID-19, as it is the only right choice to defeat the pandemic.

For his part, Xiong said strengthening cooperation in countering COVID-19 is a priority in the current China-Vietnam relations, and China is willing to provide help within its power for Vietnam's efforts against the pandemic. 

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