President Truong Tan Sang praised the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) for its contributions to the neighbourly friendship between Vietnam and China in a meeting with Chairwoman Li Xiaolin in Beijing, China on November 9.

Their meeting took place ahead of the 22nd the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Meeting scheduled for November 10-11 in the capital.

The President expressed his hope that the CPAFFC would come up with ideas for exchanges between the two people in the near future, especially on the occasion of the 65 th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties next year.

Li recalled a number of milestones in the friendship between the two countries, such as the late President Ho Chi Minh’s visit to China in 1955 and the series of friendly exchanges in 2010 to celebrate the 60 th anniversary of Vietnam–China diplomatic ties.

She promised to push the CPAFFC to prepare for the anniversary next year.-VNA