Xi meets special envoy of Vietnam's communist party chief
 ( 2016.02.29 )

BEIJING, Feb. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Hoang Binh Quan, the special envoy of Vietnam's communist party chief Nguyen Phu Trong, on Monday, pledging to boost party-to-party relationship and bilateral ties.

Quan conveyed a message from Nguyen Phu Trong to Xi.

In his message, the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee said the two nations are close neighbors that share the same political system and have many common fundamental interests. Developing a stable, reciprocal and cooperative bilateral relationship is both a historical responsibility and a realistic requirement, and is in the fundamental and long-term interests of the two peoples as well.

In his message, Nguyen Phu Trong said party-to-party ties had always played a leading role in bilateral ties and he called on the two sides to fully implement the consensus reached by their leaders, enhance high-level visits, cooperate more in economy, sub-national communication and people-to-people exchanges and keep peace and stability on the sea, so as to contribute to regional and world peace and prosperity.

Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said it is an important tradition for the chiefs of CPC and the CPV to send special envoys to communicate with each other.

He noted that the two parties have carried on the tradition after the 12th National Congress of the CPV, which is of great significance for enhancing political mutual trust.

Xi said China and Vietnam share a common destiny, so do the CPC and the CPV. Developing bilateral ties conforms to the fundamental interests of the two countries and their people.

The president called on both sides to adhere to guidelines of long-term stability with ties underscored by comprehensive cooperation as well as the spirit of good neighbors, good friends, good comrades and good partners.

China is willing to work with Vietnam to maintain the frequency of high-level visits, improve communication on party building, and promote pragmatic cooperation, he said.

Xi also called for the proper handling of differences for the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to develop in a sustained, healthy and steady way.

Quan, who is also CPV international department chief, briefed Xi on the CPV 12th National Congress.