At the reception to mark China's 70th National Day (Photo: VNA)

Addressing the event, Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo looked back on the achievements that the Chinese Party, Government and people have made over the past 70 years. He highlighted that the greatest accomplishment was to find a path of development that suits China’s conditions, define socialism with Chinese characteristics, develop a socialist culture with Chinese characteristics and bring socialism with Chinese characteristics forward into a new era.

The ambassador stressed that China and Vietnam will mark the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship next year. The two countries should comprehensively implement the common perceptions of high-ranking leaders of the two Parties, continue to uphold the traditional friendship nurtured by predecessor leaders, keep to the main direction in the bilateral friendship, firmly protect the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties and promote the China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, he said.

On behalf of the Party, State and people of Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue congratulated the Chinese Party, State and people over their great achievements in the past seven decades. The foundation of the People’s Republic of China is a great event in China’s history, opening up the period of socialism building in the country, he said.

The Deputy PM affirmed that the Party, State and people of Vietnam always treasure and remember the support and mutual help between the two Parties and countries during their respective revolutionary causes for national liberation.

He emphasized that Vietnam always wishes to, together with China, promote the stable, healthy and sustainable development of the Vietnam-China ties, thus bringing practical benefits for people of the two countries and contributing to peace, stability and development in the region and the world.

Deputy PM Hue called on the two sides to well implement the common perceptions of the two Parties’ leaders, well control disputes and properly settle sea-related issues on the basis of respect for each other’s legitimate interests and in accordance with international law, the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the aspirations of the two countries’ people, for the sake of peace, stability and development of the region and the world as a whole. 

On the occasion, the Chinese Embassy held a photo exhibition on the country’s development accomplishments over the past 70 years and the economic-trade cooperation between China and Vietnam./.

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