Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes visiting Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (L). (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Vietnamese and Chinese leaders have exchanged congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties (January 18, 1950 – January 18, 2017).

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan exchanged messages with General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and State President Xi Jinping, Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang, and Chairman of the National People’s Congress of China (NPCC) Standing Committee Zhang Dejiang.

On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, who heads the Vietnam-China Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation, also exchanged congratulatory messages with State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who leads the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.-VNA