BEIJING, March 16 (ChinaMil) -- PLA Navy Commander Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong met with Rear Admiral Pham Hoai Nam, commander of the Vietnam People's Navy on March 15.
Shen made positive comments on the relations between the navies of China and Vietnam by saying that the naval relations between the two counties have been improving with increasingly deepened pragmatic cooperation in recent years. He hoped the two navies can further develop relations based on pragmatic cooperation.
Shen suggested that the navies of China and Vietnam should make done-to-earth implementation of the joint patrol mechanism in the Beibu Gulf, strengthen high-level communication and exchange of ship visits, and expand the scope of exchange between naval colleges.
The Chinese navy commander also hoped that the two sides will take general interests of the two countries into account and make concerted efforts to have effective management and control of their differences to seek win-win solutions. The navies of the two countries should play a positive role in maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea, Shen added.
Pham Hoai Nam said that Vietnam attaches great importance to developing friendly relations with China and is willing to strengthen bilateral pragmatic exchange and cooperation at all levels to promote the continuous development of relations between the two navies and jointly maintain maritime safety and stability in the region.
Pham Hoai Nam will also pay a visit to the PLA Navy's South China Sea Fleet.