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Xi Jinping and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong Exchange Congratulatory Letters on Spring Festival

2023-01-14 22:58

On January 14, 2023, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President Xi Jinping and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong sent congratulatory letters to each other on the coming Spring Festival, a traditional festival for the Chinese and Vietnamese people.

In his message, Xi Jinping extended his most sincere greetings and blessings for the Spring Festival to Nguyen Phu Trong, the CPV as well as the Vietnamese government and people on behalf of the CPC, the Chinese government and the Chinese people.

Xi Jinping said that the year 2022 is of crucial importance to the respective development of the two parties as well as the two countries, and also a milestone for the China-Vietnam relationship. The CPC held its 20th National Congress successfully, putting forward the Party's missions and tasks in the new era and on the new journey. The Vietnamese people, under the leadership of the CPV Central Committee, have comprehensively acted upon the guiding principles of the 13th National Congress of the CPV. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a visit to China successfully shortly after the conclusion of the 20th National Congress of the CPC, and both sides released a joint statement on further strengthening and deepening the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Vietnam. Xi Jinping said that relevant departments and sub-national authorities of the two parties and two countries have been striving to follow through on the broad common understandings reached between the two sides, and he believes that this will consolidate political mutual trust and traditional friendship between the two sides, and earnestly improve the well-being of the people of both countries.

Xi Jinping noted that with the beginning of the new year, everything takes on a new look. Looking ahead to 2023, Xi said he is ready to keep close communication with General Secretary Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong and steer the course for the sustained, sound and steady development of China-Vietnam relations. China and Vietnam are a community with a shared future that bears strategic significance and China regards Vietnam as a priority in its neighborhood diplomacy, and stands ready to strengthen the alignment of development strategies with Vietnam, deepen practical cooperation in various fields, enhance communication and coordination in international and regional affairs, and make positive contributions to advancing the noble cause of peace and development of mankind.

Nguyen Phu Trong said in his message that over the past year, under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core and under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the CPC successfully held its 20th National Congress, which was an extremely important event in the political life of the Chinese people. Nguyen Phu Trong expressed confidence that under the leadership of the CPC, the brotherly Chinese people will successfully fulfill all the goals and visions set forth at the 20th CPC National Congress, build a modern socialist country in all respects, and march toward the realization of the Second Centenary Goal.

Nguyen Phu Trong said that under the guidance of a series of common understandings reached between General Secretaries of the two parties, Vietnam-China relations have maintained a positive momentum of development and achieved important progress. Nguyen Phu Trong noted that his official visit to China with a high-level delegation of the Vietnamese party and government shortly after the conclusion of the 20th CPC National Congress was a success. Nguyen Phu Trong said he is ready to work with General Secretary Comrade Xi Jinping to guide the departments and sub-national authorities of both sides to implement the agreements and common understandings reached during his visit, carry out strategic communication on theories and practices of both countries' respective socialist development, and chart the course and make strategic plans to ensure that the relations between the two parties and two countries continuously develop and reach new heights. Nguyen Phu Trong wishes the CPC continuous development and growth, the People's Republic of China prosperity and strength, and the brotherly Chinese people a happy and peaceful New Year.

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