Vietnam Party chief congratulates China’s Xi on re-election

By Vu Anh   October 23, 2022 | 03:00 am PT
Vietnam Party chief congratulates China’s Xi on re-election
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks as the new Politburo Standing Committee members meet the media following the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 23, 2022. Photo by Reuters/Tingshu Wang
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong congratulated Xi Jinping Sunday on his re-election as the General Secretary of the Community Part of China (CPC) Central Committee.

Trong said he highly appreciated Xi 's contributions to Vietnam-China relations and expressed his desire for the relationship and strategic cooperation partnership between the two countries to reach new highs, in the interests of both sides and for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The 20th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) held its first plenary session Sunday to select 24 members of the Politburo and seven Politburo Standing Committee members.

Xi continued to hold the position of General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and was re-appointed as the Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission.

Vietnam is China's biggest trade partner in Southeast Asia and sixth biggest globally.

China is Vietnam's biggest trade partner. Their bilateral trade topped US$165.8 billion last year, up 24.6% from 2020.

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