Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on April 2 meet the outgoing Chinese Ambassador Kong Xuanyou, praising the diplomat for his practical contributions to the consolidation and development of the Vietnam-China friendship and cooperation.

The Party leader congratulated Ambassador Kong on the strong performance during his office tenure.

Kong thanked Vietnam’s authorised agencies for creating conditions for him to thrive in his role.

Expressing his delight at the progress in the bilateral ties, the diplomat affirmed that he will continue his efforts to further the traditional friendship and comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and China.-VNA