|Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) receives Chairman of the China–Vietnam Friendship Association Qi Jianguo.— VNA/VNS Photo
NINH BINH (VNS)—Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan met on October 14 Chairman of the China–Viet Nam Friendship Association Qi Jianguo, who attended the fifth Viet Nam–China People's Forum in the northern province of Ninh Binh from October 11 – 13.
At the function in Ha Noi , the Deputy PM reiterated Viet Nam 's resolve to incessantly consolidate the two countries' comprehensive strategic partnership.
He spoke highly of the contributions made by the Viet Nam–China and China–Viet Nam Friendship Associations in the past time, and expressed his hope that the two peoples will further exchange activities to boost mutual understanding and friendship for their common interest as well as regional and global peace, stability and prosperity.
For his part, Chairman Qi Jianguo noted that bilateral ties and mutual trust have been reinforced, reflected through the meetings and an array of cooperation documents signed by their leaders.
He said he hopes Viet Nam and China will bolster their multifaceted cooperation and exert efforts to seek measures to tackle sea disputes for waters of peace, friendship and cooperation as well as both countries' healthy and stable development.—VNS