Vietnamese prime minister arrives in Beijing on tour of China

Other News Materials 21 October 2008 18:37 (UTC +04:00)

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung continued his first tour of China Tuesday, arriving in Beijing for several days of summits and signing ceremonies, reported dpa.

During his stay, Dung is scheduled to meet with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. The two are to sign documents about cooperative projects between the two countries, according to Nguyen Vinh Quang, Vietnam's minister to China.

Dung is also set to participate in the seventh summit of the Asia- Europe Meeting (ASEM), scheduled for October 24-25.

Dung comes to Beijing fresh from a Vietnam-China economic cooperation forum in China's Hainan Province. While there, Dung gave a speech calling for greater trading ties to China, which is already Vietnam's biggest trading partner.

He pointed to ocean shipping, the automobile industry, tourism and agriculture as possible areas for expansion.