HANOI, Aug. 25 -- Spokesperson of Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Monday said that a special envoy will visit China aimed at discussing measures to relieve tension between the two countries.
"The visit by the Vietnamese official to China is to discuss with Chinese leaders on measures to cool down the situation and prevent tensions between the two countries from happening again," said Le Hai Binh, spokesperson of Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.
Binh made the remark while addressing reporter's inquiry over the purpose of the tour to China by Le Hong Anh.
Le Hong Anh, a Politburo member and standing secretary of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, will visit China from Tuesday to Wednesday as the special envoy of Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee.
"The visit, made at the invitation of Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, also aims to promote healthy, stable and long-term development of the bilateral relations between the two parties and two countries, which meets aspirations and interests of the two peoples," said Binh.