September 1, 2008

China’s Li Yuanchao Meets Vietnam Party Deputy on Boosting Party Exchanges

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency)

[Xinhua: "Ruling Parties of China, Vietnam To Share Governing Experience"]

BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - Senior officials of the ruling parties of China and Vietnam on Monday proposed further sharing of their experience in national and party governance.

Li Yuanchao, head of the Organization Department of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, met with Tran Luu Hai, deputy head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee, in the Great Hall of the People.

Li reviewed China's increasingly stronger cooperation with Vietnam in recent years, citing the fact that Chinese President Hu Jintao and General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee, Nong Duc Manh, reached a consensus on developing a comprehensive strategic partnership.

"The ruling parties should share more experience on national and party governance under the framework of party-to-party exchanges," Li said.

Echoing Li's view, Tran hailed the traditional friendship forged by the older leaders in the past century.

He said Vietnam would like to work more closely with China to bring the comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level.

Tran and his delegation will leave China on Tuesday.

Originally published by Xinhua news agency, Beijing, in English 1208 1 Sep 08.

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