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Chinese Vice Premier attends friendship meeting in Hanoi

Hanoi, July 18 (VNA) - Chinese Politburo Standing Committee member and Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli attended a friendship meeting in Hanoi on July 18, as part of his ongoing visit to Vietnam .

Attending the event were President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong, representatives from the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations and the Vietnam-China Friendship Association, researchers in Chinese study and former students in China .

Head of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Li Xiaolin also joined the meeting.

Speaking at the event, VUFO President Vu Xuan Hong highlighted the role of people’s diplomacy in strengthening bilateral cooperation and the friendship between the two countries.

Many participants who used to work and study in China shared their memories of their schools and teachers in China, and recalled the support they received from Chinese schools and people during their stay.

They expressed wish that the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership will flourish in a stable and sustainable way.

On his part, Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said one of the objectives of his Vietnam visit is expanding people-to-people contacts between the two nations.

He stated that the friendship between Vietnam and China, initiated and nurtured by President Mao Zedong and President Ho Chi Minh, should be further reinforced and promoted, contributing to serving the national construction and development in each country.

Following the meeting, the Vice Premier and the Chinese delegation visited a photo exhibition featuring President Ho Chi Minh with the Vietnam-China ties at the Ho Chi Minh Museum.