11:26 | 30/12/2015 Cooperation
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hosted a reception in Hanoi on December 29 for Vice President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Lin Yi and the two countries’ delegates to the seventh Vietnam-China People’s Forum.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh poses for a photo with the Chinese delegation (Source: VNA)
Minh congratulated the delegates for the success of the forum, affirming that Vietnam always attaches importance to consolidating and intensifying its neighbourly friendship and comprehensive cooperation with China .
He suggested the Chinese association and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) continue holding exchange activities in order to help consolidate the bilateral time-honoured friendship, boost collaboration, well control disputes, maintain peace and stability in the East Sea , thus contributing to developing the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
Lin Yi, in turn, confirmed that China also treasures its relations with Vietnam .
Her association will continue close coordination with the VUFO in organising people-to-people exchanges in order to help promote the bilateral ties, she added./.