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Chinese presidents state visit to Vietnam

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Added On November 13, 2017

China and Vietnam agreed on Sunday to deepen their comprehensive strategic cooperation under new circumstances.
 
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Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee, on Sunday.
 
During their talks, the two leaders spoke positively of the two countries' development achievements and agreed to carry forward, preserve and promote the traditional friendship between China and Vietnam.
 
They also agreed to pursue a friendly policy toward each other and continuously boost the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership so as to bring more benefits to the two peoples.
   
Xi said China and Vietnam are close neighbors connected by mountains and rivers, good friends sharing weal and woe, good comrades with similar ideals and beliefs, and good partners for win-win cooperation.
   
For his part, Trong conveyed warm congratulations on the successful conclusion of the 19th CPC National Congress as well as on Xi's re-election as general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and his being established as the core of the CPC leadership.
 
When meeting with Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Xi called on Chinese and Vietnamese legislatures to enhance all-level exchanges and cooperation.
 
Xi spoke highly of the friendly exchanges between the National People's Congress (NPC) of China, and the National Assembly of Vietnam.
   
Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, on her part, conveyed warm welcome to Xi's state visit to Vietnam, adding that Xi's address to the National Assembly of Vietnam two years ago is a vivid memory till now.
 
On Sunday, Xi attended the inauguration and handover ceremony of China-sponsored Vietnam-China Friendship Palace.
   
Xi presented a "golden key" to Ngan after they watched a video introducing the palace.
   
Xi and Ngan also inaugurated the Hanoi China culture center which will operate in the Palace.