Viet Nam News BEIJING – Việt Nam pursues a consistent policy of attaching special importance to its friendship with China and giving it a top priority in the country’s foreign policy, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. PM Phúc made the confirmation at his meeting with Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Tuesday during his official visit to China. Việt Nam and China are embarking on an important phase of the renewal and open-door process so ensuring a peaceful, stable and cooperative environment for national construction and development are their common interests, according to the Prime Minister. Fostering the time-honoured friendship and developing the relations in a stable, healthy and sustainable manner is crucial for the respective countries’ national construction and development and beneficial to peace, stability and development in the region and the world at large, he added, mentioning to the responsibility of generations of Party and State leaders in the work. The Vietnamese leader also proposed several major orientations to further tighten the relations between the two Parties and countries, stressing the extreme importance of strengthening political trust and boosting results-oriented cooperation. He asked both sides to soundly manage disputes at sea, comply with agreements and common perceptions of their high-level leaders, effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea and soon sign a Code of Conduct in the East Sea, in order to help stabilise the situation and contribute to peace, cooperation and development in the region….