According to Zhai Kun, a professor at the School of International Studies and deputy director of the Institute of Area Studies at Peking University, economic and trade exchange could be a priority on the president’s agenda.
Speaking to China Daily, the expert stressed that there is great potential for cooperation in infrastructure development and investment, as well as for harmonization between the Belt and Road Initiative, the Two Corridor Plan and the One Economic Circle in Vietnam.
For his part, Zhou Feng, Executive Dean of the College of International Studies at Nanjing University in the south of the country, stressed that strengthening bilateral relations will help the two parties explore their paths towards modernization.
He added, “The upcoming visit will allow the two countries to better manage their differences and ensure peace and stability in the South China Sea.”
During the visit, Xi will hold separate talks with General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and President Vu Van Thuong.
As part of his agenda, meetings are also scheduled with Vietnamese Prime Minister, Pham Minh Chinh, and National Assembly Speaker, Vuong Dinh Hue.
The Asian giant’s Foreign Ministry announced that “promoting unity and friendship, as well as deepening mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Vietnam, is in line with the common interests of both sides and contributes to maintaining regional and global peace, stability and prosperity.” The day before.
Spokesman Wang Wenbin stressed that the two countries will focus on key sectors such as politics, security, practical cooperation, public opinion, multilateral issues and maritime affairs.
Xi’s last visit to Vietnam was in 2017, when he attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in the coastal city of Da Nang.
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