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Party leader begins official visit to China

Hanoi, April 7 (VNA) – General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong left Hanoi on April 7 for his official visit to China from April 7-10.

The Party General Secretary is accompanied by Politburo member, Secretary of CPV Central Committee and Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education Dinh The Huynh; Politburo member and National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; Politburo member and Minister of National Defence General Phung Quang Thanh; Politburo member and Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang; Secretary of CPV Central Committee and Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Administrative Office Tran Quoc Vuong; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh; CPV Central Committee member and Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang; and other senior officials.

This is the first official visit made by a Vietnamese Party General Secretary since the 18 th national congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012.

The trip is aimed at building up momentum for the healthy development of Vietnam-China relations, particularly in the context of diplomatic ties entering their 65 th year (January 18, 1950).
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