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Party chief receives Chinese leader’s special envoy

Last update: 10:25 | 02/11/2017

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 1 for Song Tao, special envoy of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping.


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General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Song Tao, special envoy of General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Xi Jinping. 


General Secretary Trong congratulated the success of the 19th CPC National Congress and highly evaluated the achievements the Party, State and people of China have reaped during the cause of building socialism with Chinese characteristics.

The Party chief voiced belief that under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee led by General Secretary Xi Jinping, the Chinese people would certainly complete the targets set at the 19th CPC National Congress.

Vietnam always attaches importance to its relations with China and sincerely wants to develop the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with the country for mutual benefits, he said. 

General Secretary Trong suggested the two sides work together closely to implement common perceptions reached by senior leaders of the two Parties and countries, and their signed agreements. 

He also stressed that Vietnam treasures the upcoming State-level visit to Vietnam by Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping as well as his attendance at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week. 

Song Tao, who is also a member of the CPC Central Committee and head of the CPC Central Committee’s International Liaison Department, said the Chinese Party, Government and people always want and stand ready to join hands with their Vietnamese counterparts to continuously elevate the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to a new height. 

He briefed the Vietnamese Party leader on the outcomes of the freshly-ended 19th CPC National Congress as well as China’s major development policies and orientations towards socialist modernisation. 

The Party, State and people of China and General Secretary Xi Jinping attach great importance to developing the friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, and wish that the two sides will increase strategic exchange, mutual political trust and practical cooperation in different fields, thus bringing the bilateral relationship into a new period of stable development. 

Later the same day, Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member, permanent member of the CPV Central Committee’s Secretariat and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Inspection Commission, received Song Tao.

The Chinese official proposed measures to promote the relationship between the two Parties and countries by increasing the exchange of delegations at all levels and upholding the achievements of their existing cooperation mechanisms. 

He expressed his hope that the two sides will enhance mutual political trust, and theoretical, strategic and friendly exchanges, in an effort to lift relations between the two Parties and nations to a new level. 

For his part, Vuong congratulated the CPC on the successful organisation of its 19th National Congress and expressed his wish that the CPC will lead the Chinese people to reap more achievements in the new period. 

He called on the two sides to make concerted efforts to effectively implement common perceptions and agreements reached by the two countries, and strengthen relations between the two Parties and countries in a stable manner.

Also on November 1, Song Tao held talks with Hoang Binh Quan, member of the CPV Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations. 

The two sides had an in-depth discussion on the implementation of cooperation agreements between high-ranking leaders of the two Parties and the enhancement of cooperation between the two Parties and countries in a healthy, stable and sustainable way in the time ahead, including the implementation of a cooperation plan between the two Parties in 2017.

They agreed to increase high-level exchanges, continue sharing experiences and theories between the two Parties and boost exchanges between Party agencies, cooperation in training officials as well as exchanges between people, agencies and localities of Vietnam and China.-VNA

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