Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee, Meets with Liu Jianchao
 ( 2023.09.06 )

Hanoi, September 5th—Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), met here today with Liu Jianchao, Minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Nguyen Phu Trong asked Liu to convey his warm greetings and best wishes to General Secretary Xi Jinping. He said, as the first foreign leader to visit China after the 20th CPC National Congress, I received a warm and friendly reception from the CPC and the Chinese people. In particular, General Secretary Xi Jinping had in-depth and friendly exchanges with me through various ways. I sincerely welcome and look forward to General Secretary Xi Jinping’s visit to Vietnam again at an early date to discuss plans for the development of relations between the two Parties and the two countries under the new situation, and to lead Vietnam-China relations for new and greater development.

Nguyen Phu Trong said, Vietnam-China relationship has a long history and has become stronger over time. Just as President Ho Chi Minh remarked, China and Vietnam enjoy comradely and brotherly friendship, which is the best manifestation of Vietnam-China relations. The Vietnamese side will always remember the great support and assistance provided by the CPC and the Chinese people for the Vietnamese side in all historical periods, and always regard developing relations with the CPC, the Chinese government and the people as a top priority. Recently, I made a special trip to inspect the Youyiguan Port located at the China-Vietnam border, and planted a Vietnam-China friendship tree, in the hope of seeing the long-standing traditional friendship and friendly cooperative relationship between the two countries continuously consolidated, deepened and developed.

Liu conveyed General Secretary Xi Jinping's sincere greetings and best wishes to Nguyen Phu Trong, and warmly congratulated the 78th National Day of Vietnam. He said, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a successful visit to China last year. General Secretary Xi Jinping held a historic meeting with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, during which both sides issued a joint statement on further strengthening and deepening China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, effectively guiding and promoting the relationship between the two Parties and the two countries. Over the past year, the relevant departments and regions of the two sides have coordinated closely to implement the important consensus reached by the general secretaries of the two Parties and achieved remarkable results. It is believed that with the guidance and strong leadership of the general secretaries of the two Parties and the joint efforts of both sides, China-Vietnam relations will continue to improve and upgrade, and usher in broad prospects.

Liu said, in the face of complex and volatile international and regional situations, China and Vietnam should further strengthen unity and cooperation, implement the important consensus reached by the general secretaries of the two Parties, work together to deal with various risks and challenges on the way forward, effectively promote the respective national development and socialist causes, and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. If the two Parties, countries and peoples stay united, the friendship between China and Vietnam will grow deeper.