Party leader calls for closer HCM City-Shanghai cooperation hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Secretary of China’s Shanghai Party Committee Han Zheng (Source: VNA) 
Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said he hopes the visit by Han Zheng, Secretary of China’s Shanghai Party Committee will help strengthen ties between Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City as well as other Vietnamese localities.

At a reception for Han Zheng in Hanoi on May 13, the Party leader stressed that both sides should effectively realise common perceptions reached by the two Parties and countries, share experience and promote all-around links, for the sake of peace, stability, friendship and development in the two countries.

Han Zheng briefed his host about the developments of China and Shanghai over the past time, and the progress of cooperation between Shanghai and Vietnamese localities.

The Party, State and people of China always treasure the friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with Vietnam, he stated, adding that he is committed to strengthening links between Shanghai and Vietnamese localities.

The same day, Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai hosted a warm reception for the Chinese guest.

Host and guest extensively debated ways to extend exchanges and partnership between Hanoi and Shanghai in the foreseeable future.-VNA