China on Monday vowed to uphold and develop socialist democracy together with Vietnam, and to enrich the connotations of the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in the new era.
The remarks were made by Zhao Leji, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, while holding talks with Vietnam's National Assembly chairman Vuong Dinh Hue via video link.
Zhao, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, noted that China and Vietnam are friendly socialist neighbors. He said China is ready to work with Vietnam to consolidate the traditional friendship, adhere to high-level strategic guidance, strengthen strategic communication, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, cement public support for the friendship between the two countries, commit to the path of socialism suited to their respective national conditions, and build a China-Vietnam community with a shared future that bears strategic significance.
China's whole-process people's democracy is a new form of political civilization created by the people under the leadership of the CPC, Zhao said, adding that China is willing to work with Vietnam to uphold and develop socialist democracy, and to showcase the advantages and bright prospects of the socialist system.
He called on China's NPC and Vietnam's National Assembly to strengthen exchanges and cooperation among special committees, friendship groups, deputies and local legislative bodies, and to learn from each other's experience in governing the country. He also called on the two bodies to provide legal and policy support for pragmatic cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
Hue, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, said that Vietnam regards developing relations with China as a strategic choice and the top priority of its foreign policy and firmly adheres to the one-China policy.
Vietnam's National Assembly is willing to strengthen friendly exchanges with China's NPC and make positive contributions to promoting bilateral pragmatic cooperation, enhancing the friendship between the two peoples, and deepening the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, Hue said.