BEIJING (VNS)— Viet Nam greatly values its friendship with China and is willing to continue working with its neighbor to raise the relations between the two Parties and nations to a higher level, said Hoang Binh Quan, the Special Envoy of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, at a meeting with Liu Yunshan, Politburo member and member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (CPC CC) in Beijing on Saturday.
At the meeting, Quan, head of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee's Commission for External Relations, handed over a congratulatory message from Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to the new General Secretary of the CPC CC, Xi Jinping.
Quan said the Party, State and people of Viet Nam were happy with the success of the 18th CPC National Congress and hoped it would usher in a new phase for China. He said he believed under General Secretary Xi Jinping's leadership, the CPC CC and the Chinese people would accomplish the goals set in the congress and realise the building of a moderately prosperous society by 2020.
Quan also passed on Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's invitation to visit Viet Nam to China's new Party General Secretary.
In reply, Liu Yunshan, on behalf of the CPC CC, thanked him for the congratulatory message.
Liu said the move indicated the close relationship between the two Parties and the two States. He briefed the Vietnamese special envoy on the highlights of the congress, emphasizing that China highly valued the relations between the two parties and would work with the Vietnamese side to develop a bilateral relationship and promote the two countries' comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
Liu conveyed greetings and good wishes from CPC CC General Secretary Xi Jinping and other Party and State leaders to Party General Secretary Trong and other Party and State leaders of Viet Nam.
Earlier, Quan spoke with Wang Jiarui, CPC CC member and Head of the CPC CC's International Liaison Department, about specific measures that leaders of the two Parties and state could adopt and discussed formalising a cooperation plan between the two Parties in 2013.
The second China-Viet Nam People's Friendship festival got underway in Liuzhou city, in the Chinese province of Guangxi on Saturday.
The festival is expected to educate youth in both countries on friendship between Viet Nam and China. The festival will wrap up today. — VNS