At the meetings with Vietnamese leaders, both sides expressed delight at the growing traditional friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between the two countries over the past 47 years. They said the sentiments and valuable assistance to each other have provided a firm foundation for the two countries to reinforce and deepen their ties in the future. Measures were agreed to bring the relations to a higher level, including bolstering political ties, expanding cooperative fields of the respective strengths, reviewing signed documents and signing new ones, and exchanging more artistic performances. Both leaders reached a consensus on intensified cooperation in defence research, public security training, investment, agriculture and fisheries, and aviation, among others. The two sides underlined the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea and handling disputes and disagreements through peaceful measures in line with international law. The two countries signed an agreement on education cooperation, and an action programme on agriculture development cooperation for 2017-2019.