VFF Central Committee Vice President Vu Hong Khanh (Source: VNA)
 
Beijing (VNA) – Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee and President of the VFF Hanoi chapter Vu Hong Khanh has expressed his wish that Hanoi and Beijing will further strengthen effective and practical ties in diverse areas, contributing to the healthy and stable development of the Vietnam – China comprehensive friendly cooperative partnership.

At meetings with Secretary of the Beijing Party Committee Cai Qi and Vice Secretary of the Beijing Party Committee and Mayor of Beijing city Chen Jining during his visit from May 13-17, Khanh spoke highly of socio-economic achievements, reform and Party building of China and Beijing in particular.

The hosts lauded growing ties between China and Vietnam, marked by mutual visits by leaders of the two Parties and countries to outline a complete plan for the China – Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in the new context.

China attaches highest importance to developing ties with Vietnam and wishes to realise common perceptions reached by the two Parties and countries’ leaders, they said.

As Hanoi and Beijing are both capitals of the two socialist nations, they share similarities in the city’s development and could learn from each other’s experience, they added.

Beijing leaders wished that both sides could facilitate high-level visits and share experience in economic development, urban management, cultural and tourism cooperation, and people-to-people exchange, thus lifting ties between the two capitals to a greater height.

Earlier, VFF Vice President Khanh held talks with Chairman of the Beijing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Ji Lin, during which both sides shared experience in front work and political consultation, Party and authority building and supervision.

They said the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation signed in Hanoi in 2017 will contribute to upgrading ties between the two capital cities to a new height.

Khanh wished to welcome Ji Lin and the CPPCC Beijing Committee delegation to Hanoi in 2019, considering it a good chance to further raise mutual understanding and friendship between their people.

During a fact-finding trip to Shanghai, the Vietnamese delegation met with Chairman of the Shanghai Committee of the CPPCC Dong Yunhu and signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the VFF Hanoi chapter and the CPPCC Shanghai Committee.-VNA