HA NOI — The fifth national congress of the Viet Nam-China Friendship Association for the 2012-17 term was held in Ha Noi yesterday.
Attending the event were Deputy Prime Minister and president of the Viet Nam-China Bilateral Co-operation Steering Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, chairman of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Association Vu Xuan Hong, deputy head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations Tran Dac Loi, and Chinese Ambassador to Viet Nam Kong Xuanyou.
The plan for the new term focuses on the effectiveness of the traditional co-operation between Viet Nam and China and a developed friendship between the two peoples.
The congress elected a new executive board, chaired by Party Central Committee member Nguyen Xuan Thang, who is also president of the Viet Nam Institute for Social Sciences.
The Vietnamese Deputy PM and the Chinese Ambassador congratulated the congress on its success. — VNS