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Du Jiahao led the Delegation of Communist Party Representatives to visit Laos and Vietnam
Deepen the communication between parties and between regions and jointly construct the Belt and Road
Du Jiahao, Party Secretary of CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Director of Standing Committee of Hunan Provincial People's Congress led the Delegation of Communist Party Representatives between November 25 and December 1 to visit successively Laos and Vietnam. Meetings were held with the leaders of parties and regions of both countries and a high-level consensus was reached on pushing forward to establish a community of shared destiny between China and Laos and promoting a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Vietnam to keep moving forward. During this period of time, Du Jiaohao also attended economic, trading and cultural activities including contract signing for friendship cities, business exchange between companies, agricultural cooperation and opening of direct flights for the purpose of enabling fruitful outcomes of communication and cooperation between Hunan and the local governments in Laos and Vietnams.
(Du Jiahao, Party Secretary of CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Director of Standing Committee of Hunan Provincial People's Congress, meets Bounnhang, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos)
China and Laos are good neighbors, friends, comrades and partners. Friendship between the people from both countries has a long history. Hunan and Laos have been maintaining close cooperation, and Laos has set up a Consulate-General, breaking through a zero record of any consulate in Hunan Province. In recent years, mutual visits by leaders from the two countries, trading exchange and non-governmental exchange tend to become more and more frequent. During his stay in Laos, Du Jiahao respectively met Bounnhang, General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) and President of Laos, Phankham, member to the Central Political Bureau, Standing Secretary of Secretariat of Party Central Committee and Vice President of Laos, Sinlavong, member to the Central Political Bureau, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Vientiane, Sounthone, Director of International Department of Central Committee, and Saleumxay, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Du Jiaohao expressed a hope to strengthen the communication between the two parties, deepen cooperation in practical terms and push forward to establish a solid community of shared destiny between China and Laos. Laos expressed a hope to put in place the mutual consensus of both parties and enhance the cooperation between Laos and Hunan Province in practical terms.
(Du Jiaohao broke the ground with Lien Thikeo, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, for an agricultural research and production cooperation project base between Laos and China.)
Du Jiahao attended the groundbreaking ceremony of an agricultural research and production cooperation project base between Laos and China with Lien Thikeo, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, and Sengduean, Minister of Education and Sports. This base will fully take advantages of Hunan Academy of Agricultural Science in scientific research to build up a demonstrative base for modernized and mechanized crop growing and production with high and stable yield and safe ecosystem so as to help Laos to improve agricultural technology and productivity and speed up agricultural transformation. Du Jiaohao expressed at the groundbreaking ceremony that Hunan is a big agricultural province with obvious advantages in agricultural technology, talents and equipment and that Laos, with its location in the golden ecological area of rice in Southeast Asia, has abundant agricultural resources. Both countries are born to be cooperative and have a good foundation for cooperation. It is hoped that the groundbreaking of this project base should be a new starting point for further deepening of communication and cooperation and that more fruitful results will come out of it.
Currently there are 169 companies approved by economic and trading authorities in Hunan Province to make investments in Laos. There are more than 100,000 Hunan people doing business in Laos. Du Jiahao and Khemmany Pholsena, Minister of Industry and Commerce, were present at China (Hunan)-Laos the Belt and Road Forum for cooperation and signing ceremony, where relevant institutions from our province signed strategic cooperation agreement or memo of understandings with relevant parties from Laos in the aspects of talent trainings, cultural transmission, agricultural development, infrastructure construction and equipment manufacture. Du Jiahao delivered in his speech that Hunan always adheres to a spirit of opening and inclusiveness, and cooperation and mutual benefits to put into practice, under the Belt and Road, the strategic consensus of ‘pushing forward the construction of a community of shared destiny between China and Laos’ by Xi Jinping, General Secretary and Bounnhang, General Secretary, further enhancing cooperation in practical terms in various areas including trading, agriculture, infrastructure, humanity, tourism, education and medical treatment for deepening of mutual benefits and trust and increase of well-beings of people.
(Du Jiahao and Sinlavong, member to the Central Political Bureau, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Vientiane jointly signed an agreement on building up a friendly relation between cities)
Friendship between people prevails in a relation between nations and a spiritual relation prevails in friendship between people. During this visit, Du Jiahao and Sinlavong, member to the Central Political Bureau, Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Mayor of Vientiane jointly signed an agreement on building up a friendly relation between cities. Du Jiahao held a meeting with Santiphab, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee and Governor of Savannakhet Province and commonly witnessed an intent letter of friendship being signed by Hunan Province and Savannakhet Province, and Xiangtan City and Kaysone Phomvihane City. With the principle of equality and mutual benefit, both parties will jointly promote the friendly communication between peoples in the two locations and economic and trading exchange and hence motivate the cooperation in economy and trading, agriculture, tourism, culture, education and talent trainings.
(Du Jiahao attended the ceremony of first flight from Luang Prabang to Changsha and delivered a speech.)
On the November 28 morning at the local time, a ceremony of first flight from Luang Prabang to Changsha was held at the Luang Prabang International Airport. This is the second international flight between Hunan Province and Laos after the opening of direct flight between Changsha and Vientiane in August 2015. Du Jiaohao attended the first flight ceremony and delivered a speech. He said that it is a firm strategic choice of Hunan to keep to opening and rising up and involving in the Belt and Road. The opening of direct flight from Luang Prabang to Changsha builds a sky bridge for communication between the two sides and a new rainbow road for deepening friendship and cooperation. It is hoped that both sides can hold hand in hand, within the cooperation framework of the Belt and Road, to jointly push cooperation in various fields to a new higher stage.
After finishing the business activities between 6am and 9pm on November 26, Du Jiahao specially hear the reports by the heads of Department of Commerce of Hunan Province, Department of Transportation of Hunan Province, Public Security Department of Hunan Province, Food and Strategic Reserves Administration of Hunan Province and Hunan Academy Of Agricultural Science who had come to Laos for communication activities. Such a meeting was not finished until early in the morning the next day. Du Jiahao said that as for Hunan’s involvement in the Belt and Road, it is vital to enhance the cooperation between Hunan and Laos in many areas including modern agriculture, infrastructure and talent training. Things should be promoted one by one in order to achieve genuine outcomes. Mutual development with Laos and mutual benefits and win-win results should be made to make further progress of mutual communication and cooperation.
During his stay in Vietnam, Du Jiaohao respectively met Nguyen Van Binh, member to Central Political Bureau of Communist Party of Vietnam, Secretary of Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Minister of Economy, Nguyen Duc Chun, Vice Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee of Hanoi, and Nguyen Thanh Phong, Vice Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. Du Jiahao said that China hopes to put into practice the key consensus by the leaders of both parties and countries to enhance the communication between the locals in both countries and promote the continuous development in a Sino-Vietnam relation. Vietnam also highly regards its relation with China and hopes to further enhance the communication and cooperation between the two parties and push the Sino-Vietnam relation to a new stage.
(Du Jiahao witnesses the signing of strategic cooperative agreements or memo of understandings between Hunan Province and relevant enterprises in Vietnam.)
At the China (Hunan) – Vietnam Forum of Communication and Cooperation in economy and trading, relevant institutions from Hunan Province signed strategic cooperative agreements or memo of understandings with relevant sides from Vietnam. Du Jiahao said, “China is connected with Vietnam by mountains and rivers and friendship between the people from both countries has a long history. the Belt and Road provides a fundamental opportunity for deepening of cooperation between Hunan and Vietnam. Hunan is always keeping to opening and rising up and will expedite to construct a whole-new open pattern with more efforts and more solid measures.”
(All pictures above were taken by Luo Xinguo, New Hunan Client Reporter of Hunan Daily)
Du Jia also came to the eight-storey porcelain village in Hanoi to inspect the construction of the grassroots party organizations in Vietnam and inspected the port of Gilead in Ho Chi Minh City.
During the visit, Chinese Ambassador to Laos Jiang Zaidong and Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo met with Du Jiahao and his entourage and accompanied the relevant study visits.