China News Agency, Nanning, January 15th (Chen Qiuxia, Yang Chen) Du Nanzhong, Consul General of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Nanning, said in an interview in Nanning, Guangxi on the 15th that China promotes high-level opening up and implements "Class B and B management" for new coronavirus infections , which is great news for Vietnam.

  The first meeting of the 14th People's Congress of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is currently being held in Nanning, and Du Nanzhong was invited to attend the meeting.

  Guangxi is located at the southern tip of mainland China. It is the only province in China that is connected to ASEAN by land and sea. It is the frontier and window for China to open and cooperate with ASEAN.

  Lan Tianli, chairman of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, pointed out in his government work report that this year, Guangxi will expand its high-level opening up to the outside world, deepen its opening and cooperation with ASEAN, and successfully host the 20th China-ASEAN Expo, China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit and a series of activities .

Guangxi will build a number of high-quality implementation of the "Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement" (RCEP) demonstration project clusters.

  Du Nanzhong said that many of the goals and tasks proposed in this report are in line with the direction of cooperation between Vietnam and Guangxi.

Guangxi's emphasis on expanding high-level opening to the outside world will provide good opportunities for both sides to carry out more comprehensive cooperation.

  Du Nam Trung said that Vietnam is China's sixth largest trading partner and China's largest trading partner in ASEAN countries. China has always been Vietnam's largest trading partner, and the economic and trade cooperation between the two sides is very close.

Since RCEP came into effect in January 2022, agricultural products such as Vietnamese durian and bird's nest have successively obtained new quarantine access in China, entering the Chinese market from Guangxi, and the space for cooperation in agricultural product trade between the two sides has continued to expand.

  According to data released by Nanning Customs, in the first 11 months of 2022, Guangxi's import and export of agricultural products to Vietnam was 12.87 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 33.1%.

  Du Nam Trung said that with the optimization and adjustment of China's epidemic prevention and control policies, economic and trade exchanges between Vietnam and China have gradually heated up.

On January 12 this year, the Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region organized an economic and trade delegation to Vietnam for a working visit, and carried out a fruitful economic and trade cooperation matchmaking meeting.

  Du Nam Trung believes that with the adjustment of the epidemic prevention and control policy, the people-to-people and cultural exchanges between Vietnam and China will also become more active, bringing impetus to the promotion of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two sides.