China ’s Foreign Ministry has announced the official visit of China ’s Vice President Xi Jinping to Vietnam from Dec. 20-22, at the invitation of Vietnam ’s Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan.

Spokesman Liu Weimin said that during the 61 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, Vietnam-China relations have developed. Vietnam and China have built a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and the stable development of cooperation has brought practical benefits to the two countries’ people, he said.

China hopes that the visit will consolidate friendly neighbouring relations and strategic confidence, boost real cooperation and promote the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

During the visit, Vice President Xi Jinping will hold talks with leaders of the Vietnamese Party and State. The two sides will also sign cooperative documents in healthcare, trade and information./.