A friendship exchange was held in Hanoi on May 19 to celebrate the Vietnam-China Friendship Year 2010, the 120th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh and the 1,000th birthday of Hanoi.

At the function, Hoang Vinh Giang, President of the Vietnam-China Friendship Association’s of Hanoi chapter affirmed that the close friendship between Vietnam and China have been developing thanks to efforts by the two Parties, Governments and people.

In 2010, Vietnam celebrates many major events, especially the millennium anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, which will help the Vietnam-China Friendship Year 2010 more special, he said./.