Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, speaks at the celebration (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong held a reception in Hanoi on June 29 to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China (July 1, 1997). 

Addressing the ceremony, Pham Minh Chinh, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, stressed that the return of Hong Kong to China is of historical significance to the Chinese Party, Government and people. 

The Party, State and people of Vietnam congratulate Hong Kong on its great socio-economic achievements over the past two decades and wish the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region more attainments, contributing to completing the goal of turning China into a modern socialist country, the official said. 

 Chinh affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people attach importance to enhancing the traditional friendship with China and wish to join hands with the Chinese Party, State and people to promote the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries in a stable and sustainable manner.

He expressed his belief that the mutually beneficial cooperation between Vietnamese localities and Hong Kong will further advance, contributing to the development of the Vietnam-China neighbourly friendship and comprehensive cooperation.

Ambassador Hong Xiaoyong said Hong Kong’s return to China under the “one country, two systems” formula has significantly contributed to global peace, development and progress. 

The ambassador highlighted remarkable outcomes in the cooperation between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China and Vietnam over the past time, and expressed his hope that the cooperation will be further deepened, bringing pragmatic interests to both sides.-VNA