Vietnam-China diplomatic ties celebrated in Beijing

Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi speaks at the ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties (Photo: VNA) Beijing (VNA) – The Embassy ofVietnam in China held a ceremony in Beijing on January 18 to celebrate the 68thanniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and China (January 18,1950).Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoihighlighted the bilateral traditional friendship which was founded by latePresidents Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong and nurtured by the two countries’generations of leaders.As close neighbouring countries, both Vietnamand China want to maintain a stable and peaceful environment to promoteinnovation and the nation-building cause, he said.Vietnam always considers the development offriendship and cooperation with China one of the top priorities in her foreignpolicy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisationof international relations, he added.He cited China’s statistics that two-way tradeincreased 23.4 percent to 121.3 billion USD in 2017. Vietnam andChina are good partners within the framework of regional and globalmultilateral cooperation such as ASEAN-China, the Asia-Pacific EconomicCooperation (APEC) Forum, and the United Nations (UN). He added thatChina is ready to implement the common perceptions reached by Vietnamese andChinese leaders in addition to increasing exchanges and collaboration acrossthe board and promoting the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperativepartnership.-VNA


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