Vietnam-China People Friendship Forum

(VOV) -The Vietnam-China People Friendship Forum was held in Liuzhou City in the Chinese province of Guangxi on November 19.

The Deputy Head of the China-Vietnam Friendship Association, Qi Jianguo, spoke highly of the traditional ties between the two countries and expressed hope that their political, economic, national defence and security, cultural and educational cooperation will continue to grow and flourish in the 21st century.

He said the forum has been the fourth of its kind since 2009, providing a good chance for Vietnamese and Chinese people to promote mutual understandings through diverse activities.

He boasted that China has become Vietnam’s largest trade partner for eight successive years, with bilateral trade turnover reaching more than US$40 billion in 2011 and increasing by 20 percent in the past nine months of this year.