Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan met on October 14 Chairman of the China–Vietnam Friendship Association Qi Jianguo, who attended the fifth Vietnam–China People’s Forum in the northern province of Ninh Binh from October 11 – 13.

At the function in Hanoi , the Deputy PM reiterated Vietnam ’s resolve to incessantly consolidate the two countries’ comprehensive strategic partnership.

He spoke highly of the contributions made by the Vietnam–China and China–Vietnam Friendship Associations in the past time, and expressed his hope that the two peoples will further exchange activities to boost mutual understanding and friendship for their common interest as well as regional and global peace, stability and prosperity.

For his part, Chairman Qi Jianguo noted that bilateral ties and mutual trust have been reinforced, reflected through the meetings and an array of cooperation documents signed by their leaders.

He said he hopes Vietnam and China will bolster their multifaceted cooperation and exert efforts to seek measures to tackle sea disputes for waters of peace, friendship and cooperation as well as both countries’ healthy and stable development.-VNA