The ceremony, held at the Presidential Palace, was the highest ritual for a head of state.
Following the ceremony, the two leaders held talks at the headquarters of the CPV Central Committee.
General Secretary of the Vietnam Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong (L) and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President Xi Jinping at the reception (Photo: VNA)
Trong spoke highly of Xi’s visit and his attendance at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in central Da Nang city.
He congratulated his host on the success of the CPC’s 19th National Congress and on his re-election as the General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, the 19th tenure.
The visit affirms the Chinese Party and State’s treasuring of consolidating and boosting relations with Vietnam, and is an important milestone that charts a new development course for the two countries, further deepening their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping is on a State visit to Vietnam from November 12-13. The visit was made under the invitation of Vietnam’s Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang.
Vietnamese and Chinese leaders have reached important common perceptions on enhancing the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries in a stable and healthy way.
Vietnam and China established diplomatic ties on January 18, 1950. China is Vietnam’s biggest trade partner and largest tourism market.