A get-together was held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on October 1 to celebrate the 64th National Day of China.

Addressing the event, Standing Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hung Dung said the Vietnam-China diplomatic ties have come a long way over the past 64 years.

He said the friendship between Vietnam and China is a common treasure of the people in both countries, hailing the important common perceptions reached by the two nations’ leaders on developing Vietnam-China links over the past years.

Numerous Chinese firms have recently helped drive Can Tho’s socio-economic development. The city and China’s Shantou city in Guangdong province struck a cooperation deal as part of efforts to bolster ties between Vietnam and China.

Earlier, Dung received newly-appointed Chinese Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Chai Wenrui, during which he voiced his wish that more Chinese firms will do business in the city.

Chai Wenrui promised to bring to the city more Chinese firms which are keen to invest in Can Tho.-VNA