The Vietnamese Embassy in China held a ceremony on
January 13 marking the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam – China diplomatic
Officials cut a cake to celebrate the 70th anniversary
of the Vietnam – China diplomatic ties at the ceremony on January 13 (Photo: VNA)
Beijing (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in China held
a ceremony on January 13 marking the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam – China
Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to
China Pham Sao Mai said the stable and healthy development of the bilateral
ties over the past three decades has made positive contributions to peace,
cooperation and development in the region and the world.
He said the Party, State and people of Vietnam
always treasure friendship and comprehensive cooperation with the Party,
Government and people of China – one of the top priorities in Vietnam’s
Since 2004, China has been the largest trade partner
of Vietnam. Meanwhile, Vietnam has been China’s largest trade partner in
ASEAN and the eight largest globally since 2016.
Mai suggested that both sides continue fully and
effectively realising high-level common perceptions, strengthening political
trust, further stepping up people-to-people exchange, control and properly
address differences at sea.
Vice President of the Chinese People's Association
for Friendship with Foreign Countries Song Jingwu said the 70-year history
has proved that the China – Vietnam traditional friendship has been an
invaluable asset of the two Parties, States and peoples, which needs to be
treasured, protected and handed down to later generations.
At the event, Vietnamese and Chinese artists and
students staged music performances honouring bilateral friendship./.