Jia Qinglin, leader of China's top advisory body, met on Wednesday with Nong Duc Manh, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee.
Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), told Manh that he had been impressed by the deep friendship with the Vietnamese party, government and people and the development of Vietnam's reforms during his most recent visit there in March.
He congratulated Manh on the success of the 10th CPV National Party Congress in April, saying Vietnam will record greater achievements in its reform and socialist construction under the new leadership elected on the occasion.
In the 21st century, relations between China and Vietnam and the two parties have entered a new phase of development, Jia said, characterized by mutual trust, mutual support, cooperation and common development and capable of yielding tangible benefits for the two peoples.
The CPPCC National Committee will enhance exchanges and cooperation with its counterpart, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, to promote relations between the two peoples and countries.
Manh said the frequent exchange of visits between the two countries is a key component of bilateral ties. He spoke highly of the relations between the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the CPPCC.
He asked the two sides to learn from each other's experience on the questions they faced in various fields, saying such cooperation will increase understanding and friendship and push forward bilateral ties.