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HANOI - China and Vietnam vowed to promote healthy, stable and long-term development of bilateral ties with the guideline of "long-term stability, future-orientation, good-neighborliness and comprehensive cooperation," according to a joint press communique issued here on Monday by the two defense ministries.
The two countries vowed to advance bilateral comprehensive strategic and cooperative partnership and always be good neighbors, friends, comrades and partners, according to the joint communique issued on the occasion of Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Liang Guanglie's visit to Vietnam.
The two sides agreed to maintain the fine tradition of exchanging high-level military delegations and give full play to the bilateral defense and security consultation mechanism, said the communique.
China and Vietnam are committed to settling all disputes though peaceful means and safeguarding regional peace and stability, said the communique.
The two countries reiterated to enhance coordination and interaction in multilateral forums like United Nations and ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus), an enlarged ADMM with participation of eight dialogue partners, according to the communique.
China and Vietnam also expressed the willingness to deepen cooperation in tackling non-traditional security challenges under the framework of ADMM-Plus and deepen cooperation in humanitarian efforts like disaster relief, said the communique.
Liang arrived in Vietnam on Sunday for an official and friendly visit. He has met with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nong Duc Manh and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung respectively. He is scheduled to attend ADMM-Plus slated for Tuesday.