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​Vietnam assures China it values bilateral ties

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 11:13 GMT+7

Vietnamese Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong has said that Vietnam attaches special importance to ties with China during the reception of a top-ranking Chinese official in Hanoi.

Trong on Monday received Liu Yunshan, Politburo Standing Committee member and Secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, as the latter commenced his two-day visit to Vietnam.

During a reception in Hanoi on Monday, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam expressed his wish that Vietnam-China relations would develop healthily and steadily for the interests of the two countries’ people as well as for regional and global peace and development.

He wished that CPC, led by President Xi Jinping, would successfully organize its 19th National Congress, poised to open in Beijing on October 18.

Liu, who is in Vietnam on Monday and Tuesday, said he believed that the Vietnamese people would continue to reap greater successes under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, led by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

He affirmed that the Party and State of China regarded the development of traditional friendship and cooperation with Vietnam to be of great significance.

The guest wished to work closely with Vietnam to prepare for the upcoming visit of President Xi, as well as the Chinese leader’s attendance at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Da Nang in November.

It will be Xi’s first foreign trip following the 19th CPC National Congress.

On the same day Liu also met with Tran Quoc Vuong, permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, for talks on measures to fully and effectively implement common perceptions and agreements between leaders of the two Parties and countries.

The leaders discussed the strengthening of political trust and friendship, improvement of collaboration in diverse areas, and settlement of issues on the East Vietnam Sea in a proper manner.

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