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|Assistant Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Van Thao at the event. Photo: TGVN|
A webinar celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic relations was held on August 28 by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam’s Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, the Chinese Embassy in Hanoi and the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies under the People’s University of China.
In his opening speech, Assistant Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Van Thao said China was the first country in the world to establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam. In the past seven decades, the friendship and cooperation have always been a mainstream in bilateral ties.
The Vietnamese Party and Government always attach importance to developing the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and stay ready to further boost mutually-beneficial cooperation, both bilaterally and multilaterally, he said, adding that the healthy and stable development of the bilateral friendship and coordination contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world.
Amid the complicated developments of the global political-economic situation, Thao hoped that experts from the two nations will conduct in-depth researches and exchange views to contribute to the bilateral relationship.
|Webinar marks 70th anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties. Photo: TGVN|
Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo stressed that the bilateral traditional friendship nurtured by generations of leader is an invaluable asset of the two Parties and countries that needs to be further developed.
He wished that China and Vietnam would fully implement common important perceptions reached by senior leaders of the two Parties and countries, and carry forward the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.
At the event, Vietnamese and Chinese scholars discussed the 70-year Vietnam-China relationship as well as regional and global issues of shared concern.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Chinese State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on August 23 co-chaired a ceremony to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Vietnam-China Land Border Treaty at Mong Cai International Border Gate in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
The ceremony also marked the 10th year of the implementation of three legal documents on land border signed between the two countries.
The two officials also exchanged views on the situation and measures to boost relations between the two Parties and States in the time to come, as well as issues of mutual concern, including facilitating the travel of experts, technicians and peoples of the two countries, on the basis of ensuring the COVID-19 fight.
They agreed to assign relevant authorities of their sides to further discuss on this matter./.
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