Vietnam, China enhance people-to-people diplomacy

A delegation from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) paid a working visit to China from October 22-26 at the invitation of President of the China Association for International Friendly Contact Li Zhaoxing to seek ways to strengthen people-to-people diplomacy.

At talks and meetings with the host officials, the two sides agreed on measures to intensify friendship and mutual understanding between the two peoples. 

The delegation head Don Tuan Phong, who is VUFO Vice President and General Secretary, affirmed that on the basis of common views reached by the two countries’ high-ranking leaders, the VUFO will continue working closely with Chinese partners to promote people-to-people diplomacy. 

He said the VUFO will organise more exchanges between the two peoples to enhance their friendship and mutual trust and understanding, thus contributing to deepening the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. 

The Vietnamese delegation also held talks with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, during which the two sides discussed plans to co-organise activities in 2014-2015, including the 6th Vietnam-China People’s Forum scheduled for early December in China. 

In addition, the delegation had working sessions with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Commerce to gain information about two way trade and the Vietnam-China Friendship Palace project.