President of the VUFO Vu Xuan Hong (Photo:VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A get-together for Vietnamese and Chinese patriotic personalities was held in Hanoi on November 5 on the occasion of Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping’s State visit to Vietnam.

Addressing the function, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vu Xuan Hong noted his hope that the union, the Chinese People’s Association of Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and other friendship organisations of Vietnam and China will contribute more to elevating the two countries’ relations to a new height.

Hong and CPAFFC President Li Xiaolin reviewed major activities launched by their organisations since the beginning of this year to mark the 65th anniversary of Vietnam-China diplomatic ties.

They included an exhibition featuring President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnam-China relationship, a festival between border residents of the two countries and a meeting between patriotic personalities on the occasion of a Vietnam visit by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, among others.

Li informed his host that the seventh Vietnam-China People’s Forum is scheduled to be held in late November this year.

She voiced her hope that the two countries’ patriotic personalities would discuss how to consolidate the friendship and enhance pragmatic cooperation between Vietnam and China in preparation for the upcoming event.

The two sides expressed their wish that during Party Geneal Secretary and President Xi’s visit, the two countries’ leaders will make important decisions to push the bilateral ties forward, especially in the field of people-to-people exchange.-VNA