PM Listens to Chinese Friends Tell Touching Stories about Vietnam
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with a delegation of Chinese friendship scholars in Beijing, on June 28, 2923. Photo: WVR/NDO|
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on June 28 met with a delegation of Chinese friendship scholars who supported Vietnam during the past two resistance wars as well as the current national construction in Beijing as part of his official visit to the country, VNA reported.
The delegation was led by Vice President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) Yuan Mindao.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Vice President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) Yuan Mindao. Source: NDO|
The Chinese scholars highlighted the mutual support between the two neighbouring countries during difficult periods, saying the friendship, cultivated by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong, is an invaluable asset shared by the two countries and peoples forever.
The Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership has been developing fruitfully and healthily, they said.
The CPAFFC and the China-Vietnam Friendship Association have maintained good relations with the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) and the Vietnam-China Friendship Association, and organised various cultural exchanges and festivals, contributing to promoting people-to-people exchanges, the scholars continued.
They noted that the CPAFFC has also coordinated with the VUFO in promoting exchanges and cooperation between Vietnamese and Chinese localities.
Prime Minister Chinh thanked the Chinese scholars for their sentiments to Vietnam, and affirmed that the great friendship between the two countries was sourced from sentiments between Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong.
He suggested the CPAFFC, the China-Vietnam Friendship Association, the VUFO and the Vietnam-China Friendship Association preserve historical documents and work to enhance the friendship between the two countries.
He urged the Chinese scholars to contribute more to the Vietnam-China relationship with practical actions.
|Prime Minister meets Chinese friendship scholars in Beijing. Photo: WVR/NDO|
At the meeting, a number of Chinese friends recalled the unforgettable memories of President Ho Chi Minh, the country and the people of Vietnam.
Chen Zhijin, daughter of General Chen Geng, stated that the friendship between the two countries has a long tradition. She recounted that her father was sent by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China to help Vietnam. At that time, she heard from her father that Uncle Ho was the most respected person and expressed his wish that the friendship cultivated by the senior leaders of the two countries would last forever.
Wei Xiaoyi, son of General Wei Guoqing, said that his father was the head of the Chinese military advisory delegation in Vietnam, who used to help Vietnam in the resistance war against the French and participated in the Dien Bien Phu campaign. He affirmed that we need to remember the great merits of our predecessors in building and cultivating the friendship between the two countries; also wishing the friendship between Vietnam and China forever and ever.
A former nurse of Nanxishan Hospital (Gui Lam) also expressed her happiness to meet PM Pham Minh Chinh and members of the delegation; touchingly remembered the old days when working in the hospital in Guilin treating thousands of wounded Vietnamese soldiers transferred from the battlefield.
|President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) Lin Song Tian receives the VUFO's delegates. Source: VUFO/Facebook page|
Earlier, on June 26, at the headquarters of the CPAFFC, VUFO President Nguyen Phuong Nga had a meeting and discussed with CPAFFC President Lin Song Tian.
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