71 years of Vietnam-China diplomatic relations celebrated in Beijing

(VOVWORLD) -The Vietnamese Embassy in China hosted a ceremony in Beijing on Friday celebrating the 71st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and China. 
71 years of Vietnam-China diplomatic relations celebrated in Beijing - ảnh 1Vietnamese ambassador to China Pham Sao Mai speaks at the event (Photo:VOV)

Addressing the function, Ambassador Pham Sao Mai said 2021 is an important year for both countries. Vietnam is realizing the 13th National Party Congress Resolution and a national socio-economic development plan for 2021-2025. Meanwhile, China is celebrating 100 years of its founding of the Communist Party and its 14th five-year socio-economic development plan.

According to the diplomat, Vietnamese Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping made an important phone call on February 8, outlining major orientations for the Vietnam - China comprehensive strategic partnership in the coming time.

In this spirit, Ambassador Mai suggested that the two sides should fully and effectively implement the high-level common consensus, by enhancing political trust, expanding and improving the efficiency of cooperation in all fields, promoting people-to-people exchange, while controlling and satisfactorily handling disagreements on the basis of respecting each other’s legitimate interests in accordance with international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

The overall goal is to develop the Vietnam - China comprehensive strategic cooperation partnership in a healthy, stable and substantial manner, contributing to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world at large, said the ambassador.