Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh speaks at the
banquet. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Chinese
Embassy in Vietnam on January 15 held a banquet to celebrate the 70th
founding anniversary of Vietnam – China diplomatic relations (January 18).
Attending the event, Deputy Prime Minister Truong
Hoa Binh affirmed the friendship, which was nurtured by President Ho Chi
Minh and President Mao Zedong and generations of leaders of both countries,
has become a valuable asset of the two nations.
Therefore, he said both nations must be responsible
for preserving and promoting the traditional friendship, bringing practical
benefits to the Vietnamese and Chinese people.
Deputy PM Binh stressed the Vietnamese Party, State
and people always treasure the comprehensive strategic cooperative
partnership with their Chinese counterparts, hoping the Chinese sides will
work to develop the ties into a stable, healthy and sustainable manner.
He expressed his belief that with the dogged
determination of high-level leaders, ministries, departments, sectors and
people of both countries, the partnership will be unceasingly consolidated
and elevated to a new height across the fields of economy, trade, investment
and tourism for regional and global peace, cooperation and development.
Meanwhile, Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo
reviewed significant achievements in the bilateral ties in the past seven
decades, underlining the year 2020 has important meaning for the two nations
as China is building an comprehensively well-off society and realising its
first “centenary goal” while Vietnam is marking the 90th founding
anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and playing the role as the
ASEAN Chair 2020 and a non-permanent member at the United Nations Security
To this end, he said both sides need to bolster
cooperation, and together grasp development opportunities.
The Chinese diplomat wished Vietnam and China will
continue to promote their traditional friendship, enhance political trust,
and further the bilateral relationship into a deeper and more practical
fashion, making more contributions to global peace, stability and human
Earlier, the Vietnamese Embassy in China also hosted
a banquet to
mark the 70th
founding anniversary of Vietnam – China diplomatic ties on January 13./.