General Director of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Tran Mai Huong has highlighted the Vietnam-China traditional friendship as valuable treasure for the two countries’ people.

At a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Sun Guoxiang in Hanoi on Dec. 30, General Director Huong briefed VNA’s main operations in 2010, emphasising on the launching in September of a Chinese-version website at to meet the demand on news of Chinese-speaking readers, thus helping to increase mutual understanding and trust between the two countries’ people.

Chinese Ambassador Sun reviewed the Vietnam-China relations in 2010, affirming VNA's important role in Vietnam’s national development and promoting traditional friendship between the two countries.

“VNA, Vietnam’s national new agency, serves as a link and a window for people around the world, including the Chinese, to better understand the land, people and economic development as well as the socio-cultural life of Vietnam, thus contributing to successes the country has made in external activities, including ties with China,” said the Chinese diplomat.

General Director Huong and Ambassador Sun shared the same view that the Vietnam-China traditional friendship is a valuable treasure of both countries’ people, and also a necessary condition for the development of each nation.

They agreed that VNA and China’s Xinhua news agency need to take responsibility and further promote their roles in increasing mutual understanding and trust among the two peoples, contributing to boosting the comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership between Vietnam and China.

On this occasion, Chinese Ambassador Sun sent a gift via the VNA General Director to the Chinese desk of the VNA News for Foreign Service Department./.