The bilingual book titled “Evidence of China-Vietnam friendship (Photo: daidoanket.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – A bilingual book titled “Evidence of China-Vietnam friendship” made its first debut at a ceremony in Hanoi on October 29.

The book was compiled on the basis of books published by the Nguyen Van Troi Military Cultural School under the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army by researchers of China’s Guangxi Academy of Social Sciences.

Major Bui Quang Vinh from the Nguyen Van Troi Military Cultural School said the school was founded in 1965 and ran for five years to educate children of officials who were fighting in battlefields, along with those of families rendering services to the nation.

Due to the fierce war, the school was moved to Guilin in China’s Guangxi province. During their 20-month stay in Guilin, the school’s teachers and students received special spiritual and material support of locals.

During 1965-1970, the school trained nearly 1,200 students of the fifth to tenth grade.

To recall years when they were in Guilin, the school’s teachers and students published several books which were then compiled into the “Evidence of China-Vietnam friendship” book.

Addressing the ceremony, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, who once studied at the Nguyen Van Troi Military Cultural School, reminisced about his years in Guilin.

He described the book as a valuable contribution to the friendship between Vietnam and China.-VNA