China ambassador pledges to cement ties with Vietnam

  • by VNBUSINESS
  • July 30, 2014

(VOV) - Newly accredited Ambassador Hong Xiaoyong has vowed to do his utmost to strengthen the strategic comprehensive cooperation partnership between China and Vietnam during his term in Hanoi.

At a reception in Hanoi on July 29 hosted by Nguyen Thien Nhan, Political Bureau member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Hong said the China-Vietnam relationship, founded by late Presidents Mao Zedong of China and Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, is a valuable asset of the two nations which should be further developed for future generations.

He expressed his desire to receive support from the Vietnam Fatherland Front, as well as from relevant Vietnamese agencies, to accomplish his mission, so as to promote bilateral relations.

 

For his part, Nhan welcomed Hong’s new term in Vietnam and expected the ambassador will work hard to foster Vietnam-China relations in the interest of the two peoples and contributing to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.

The Party, State and people of Vietnam attach great importance to the ties of friendship, neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, he said.

While in Hanoi, Nhan and Hong visited the Ho Chi Minh Relic Complex where President Ho Chi Minh received many senior Chinese Party and State leaders such as Liu Shaoqi and Premier Zhou Enlai during his lifetime.

Ambassador Hong also visited House 67 (H.67) where Chinese doctors wholeheartedly took care of President Ho’s health when he was ill.

“This is a chance for me to know more about the revolutionary cause and life of President Ho Chi Minh – a great leader of Vietnamese people,” he said.

Ambassador Hong Xiaoyongtook office in Hanoi in May 2014 to succeed Kong Xuanyou.

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