Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong (Source: VNA) 
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Defence Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich spoke highly of contributions of outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong during a reception in Hanoi on February 7.

Lich said the ambassador has served as a bridge connecting the two Parties, States, governments and peoples during his tenure, including bilateral defence ties which have become a pillar in Vietnam – China diplomatic relations.

Minister Lich believed that the ambassador would continue making important contributions to boosting ties between the two nations and bilateral defence link in particular.

Hong, for his part, thanked the minister for creating favourable conditions for the Chinese embassy and himself to accomplish assigned tasks.

He vowed to take specific actions to contribute to the development of friendship and comprehensive partnership between the two nations.-VNA