Quotable quotes from visiting Chinese premier in Vietnam

18:05, October 29, 2010      

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The following are some quotable quotes from statements made Thursday by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Vietnam, where he is to attend a series of summits between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its key partners.

"This is my eighth time to attend ASEAN summit meetings. The situation has changed a lot, but I am still very confident that the meetings will succeed as expected," Wen told reporters on the plane from Beijing to Hanoi.

"China is developing very fast and both sides have benefited from the bilateral cooperation. Bilateral trade between China and ASEAN has surpassed 200 billion U.S. dollars as of now and is very likely to surpass 300 billion dollars by the end of this year."

Wen said when meeting Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung that friendship and cooperation had remained the mainstream of China-Vietnam relations since its establishment 60 years ago.

When meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Wen said that being good neighbors, good friends and good partners, China and Cambodia have maintained a high level of mutual trust despite rapid and profound changes in international and regional situations, having promoted and deepened cooperation in various fields and having supported each other on key international and regional issues.

During a meeting with his Laotian counterpart Bouasone Bouphavanh, Wen said China would like to work with Laos to further develop their comprehensive, strategic and cooperative partnership by building on traditional ties and expanding exchanges and cooperation.

China will adhere to the policy of pursuing peace and friendly ties, equality and mutual development with its neighbors, and is willing to carry on the high-level exchanges between the two countries and between the Communist Party of China and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, he said.

China is also willing to strengthen the exchange of views and coordination on major regional issues and work together to push forward relations between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Wen said.



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