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Party chief presides over red-carpet welcome for Xi Jinping

Update: November, 12/2017 - 23:23
Eight-year-old Vũ Phạm Phương Linh presents a bouquet to Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and State President, during a welcome ceremony yesterday as Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng looks on. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
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HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng presided over a red-carpet welcome ceremony for Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and State President, on Sunday.

The ceremony, held at the Presidential Palace, was attended by scores of high-ranking officials and members of the Party Politburo.

Following the ceremony, the two leaders held talks at the headquarters of the CPV Central Committee.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee, Nguyễn Phú Trọng (Right) welcomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and State President Xi Jinping yesterday afternoon. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa

Trọng spoke highly of Xi’s visit and his attendance at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting that concluded in the central city of Đà Nẵng on Saturday.

He also congratulated Xi on the success of the CPC’s 19th National Congress and on his re-election as the General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, the 19th tenure.

The visit affirms the importance given by the Chinese Party and State to consolidating and boosting relations with Việt Nam, and is an important milestone that will charts a new development course for the two countries, he said

A 21-gun salute was part of the red-carpet ceremony held yesterday afternoon to welcome Xi Jinping, China’s Party General Secretary and State President. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đạt

It would also deepen the comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership between the two countries, promoting peace, stability, co-operation and development in the region and the world, he added.

Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping is on a two-day (Nov 12-13) State visit to Việt Nam at the invitation of Việt Nam’s Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and President Trần Đại Quang. — VNS

 

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