Chinese top leader arrives in HN, starting State visit to VN
13:16 | 12/11/2017

VGP - General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and President Xi Jinping arrived in Ha Noi on November 12 afternoon, starting his two-day State-level visit to Viet Nam.

Photo: VNA

The visit was made at the invitation of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Tran Dai Quang.

As the first overseas trip by the Chinese top leader after the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s 19th National Congress, the visit is significant to the relationship between Viet Nam and China.

The visit takes place in the context that the bilateral relationship is on an active trend, as reflected through regular meetings between senior leaders of the two countries.

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.

According to the Vietnamese General Department of Customs, by the end of September this year, Viet Nam’s exports to China reached US$$22.2 billion in January-September period, marking a year-on-year increase of 62.2%. Its imports also rose by 15.9% to US$$41.7 billion.

Viet Nam’s total import-export turnover with China was US$63.9 billion or 25.1% higher from the corresponding period last year.

Viet Nam had become the country’s biggest trade partner in ASEAN and its 9th biggest overall.

By Thuy Dung

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