Xi Jinping, who is also president of the country, stressed that the title represents the feelings of fraternity of the Chinese Party and people towards the neighboring nation, it symbolizes their relationship as comrades and brothers, and illustrates the hope of moving forward together towards a better future.
Trong appreciated the distinction and considered it a great inspiration for Vietnam’s commitment in maintaining lasting friendship with China.
The two leaders, on Monday, held official talks and, according to a statement, advocated redoubling efforts to raise comprehensive strategic partnership to new levels, push forward the modernization of socialism and articulate their countries’ development strategies.
Xi assured that he appreciates Vietnam’s role within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Trong ratified his respect for the One China principle.
Likewise, the visitor indicated that his country will never allow the establishment of military bases on its territory nor will not support any military alliance, the use of force against others or join with anyone against other states.