Vietnam always places great value on the neighbourliness, friendship and comprehensive cooperation with China, and is willing to work with China to continue deepening and pushing the relations between the two Parties and two countries to a higher level.

Hoang Binh Quan, the Special Envoy of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, made the remarks at his meeting with Liu Yunshan, Politburo member and member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (CPC CC) in Beijing on November 17.

At the meeting, Quan, who is member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and Head of the CPV CC’s Commission for External Relations, handed over a congratulatory message of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to the new General Secretary of the CPC CC, Xi Jinping.

Quan said the Party, State and people of Vietnam are happy with the success of the 18 th CPC National Congress as it will usher in a new development phase in China ’s path of building socialism with Chinese characteristics.

He said he believes that under the leadership of the CPC CC led by General Secretary Xi Jinping, Chinese people will successfully accomplish the goals set in the congress and reap greater achievements so as to realise the building of a moderately prosperous society by 2020.

Quan raised the issue of the two countries working together in solving satisfactorily their existing problems for the interests of their peoples and for peace, cooperation, and development in the region and the world at large.

On the occasion, Quan passed onto Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s invitation to visit Vietnam to China ’s new Party General Secretary.

In reply, Liu Yunshan, on behalf of the CPC CC, spoke highly of the CPV CC’s sending of a congratulatory message and Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s dispatch of a special envoy to China to deliver a congratulatory message to Xi Jinping following the just-concluded 18 th CPC National Congress.

Liu highlighted the move as an indication of the importance and close relations between the two Parties and the two States. He briefed the Vietnamese special envoy on the highlights of the congress.

He underlined that China highly values the relations between the two parties and will work with the Vietnamese side to develop bilateral relationship and promote the two countries' comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.

Liu conveyed greetings and good wishes of CPC CC General Secretary Xi Jinping and other Party and State leaders to Party General Secretary Trong and other Party and State leaders of Vietnam .

Earlier, Quan had talks with Wang Jiarui, CPC CC member and Head of the CPC CC’s International Liaison Department, on specific measures to realise important common perceptions adopted by leaders of the two Parties and state in the coming time and a cooperation plan between the two Parties in 2013.-VNA