Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) and Chinese State Councillor and Minister of National Defence Wei Fenghe (Photo: VNA)
– Party General Secretary Nguyen
Phu Trong on April 26 hosted a reception for Chinese State Councillor and
Minister of National Defence Wei Fenghe, who is paying an official visit to
At the meeting, the Party leader highlighted the successes
of the recent sixth Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange and the
seventh defence strategy dialogue at the deputy ministerial level between
defence ministries of the two countries.
Wei congratulated the success of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), and congratulated
Trong on his re-election as Party General Secretary.
He also lauded achievements the Vietnamese people have made across spheres under the leadership of the CPV led by Trong.
He said over the past time, the relations between the
two Parties and countries have developed healthily, stably and sustainably.
The Chinese Party and State attach great importance to
the traditional friendly neighbourliness with Vietnam, and to promoting
bilateral cooperation in all fields, thus contributing to maintaining regional
peace, he said.
The two defence ministries will step up cooperation
and friendship, particularly in the context of China celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China, and Vietnam embarking on the implementation
of the Resolution adopted at the 13th National Party Congress.
For his part, Trong also affirmed the importance the
Vietnamese Party, State and people place on the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, as well as the mutual support during history between the two Parties, States and peoples.
The host expressed his hope that the two Parties and countries
will make greater efforts in maintaining a peaceful and cooperative environment
on the basis of respecting legitimate rights of each other and their
friendship, for peace, stability and cooperation in the region and the world.
Despite the complex developments of the regional and global
situation, plus the COVID-19 spread, the relations between the two Parties and
countries have been maintained on a healthy and stable manner, and even made new strides, thanks to joint efforts.
High-level exchanges have been maintained, and
collaboration between ministries, agencies and localities has been consolidated
and enhanced, he added.
Trong also noted his hope that cooperation between
Vietnamese and Chinese armies will make new progress in the future./.