Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh (R) presents souvenir to Ambassador of China to Vietnam Xiong Ba (Photo: qdnd.vn)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The defence ties has become one of the important pillars of the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and China, Deputy Defence Minister Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh said at his reception for Ambassador of China to Vietnam Xiong Ba in Hanoi on November 16.

He stated that the relations between the Parties, States and people of Vietnam and China have been growing soundly with the defence ties having seen new and result-oriented development, as evidenced by activities of defence leaders and the upcoming fifth Vietnam-China border defence friendship exchange in Cao Bang (Vietnam) and Guangxi (China).

The Vietnamese officer said he believes Ambassador Xiong Ba will make contributions to bolstering the bilateral relations in general and the defence cooperation in particular during his working term in Vietnam.

Ambassador Xiong Ba said he will always work to promote the sound relations between the two countries and have active contributions to developing the bilateral cooperation and friendship in a sustainable manner.-VNA