Senior Chinese, Vietnamese military officers vow to boost ties

09:49, April 24, 2010      

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Xu Caihou (R), vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, meets with Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh in Beijing, capital of China, April 23, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

Senior Chinese and Vietnamese military officers pledged here Friday to further exchange and cooperation to promote relations between the two neighboring states.

Xu Caihou, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission, hailed the development of Chinese-Vietnamese relations during his meeting with Vietnamese Defense Minister Phung Quang Thanh at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in downtown Beijing.

"Such a friendship was hard-won when we established diplomatic ties in 1950 and we should cherish it," Xu told Phung Quang Thanh, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Vietnam Communist Party Central Committee.

The China-Vietnam comprehensive strategic partnership is conducive to the two countries' cause of socialism, regional peace and stability, and also in the fundamental interests of the two peoples, Xu said.

Xu vowed to work with Vietnam to boost friendly exchange and cooperation between the two military forces.

Phung Quang Thanh expressed appreciation for China's assistance during Vietnam's national liberation and in its cause of socialism, pledging to advance cooperation between the two states and military forces in various fields.

Source: Xinhua


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