Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh on Saturday welcomes delegates to the 11th Việt Nam-China People’s Forum.— VNA/VNS Photo Lâm Khánh
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh on Saturday hosted a reception for delegates to the 11th Việt Nam-China People’s Forum.
The delegates included Hu Zhengyue, deputy head of the China Public Diplomacy Association, and vice chairman of the Soong Chingling Foundation Hu Zhengyue.
At the meeting, Minh said the Vietnamese Party, State and people always attach importance to enhancing ties with their Chinese counterparts.
He suggested the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the China Public Diplomacy Association work with agencies of both countries to organise activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the bilateral diplomatic ties in 2020 and people-to-people exchanges.
These activities would help strengthen the friendship, boost co-operation, keep disputes under control and maintain peace and stability at sea, contributing to promoting the Việt Nam-China partnership, Minh stressed.
For his part, Hu said he was pleased with achievements in co-operation between the two countries in recent times and pledged to work with the Vietnamese side in holding friendship activities.
Deputy PM Minh presented the Friendship Order of the Vietnamese President to Huang Qun, a former official of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, in recognition of his contributions to the friendship between peoples of the two countries.
The 11th Việt Nam-China People’s Forum took place in Việt Nam’s central province of Nghệ An from December 25-28. — VNS