On the afternoon of November 12, Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong hosted an official welcoming ceremony for General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and President Xi Jinping at the Presidential Palace.
Xi Jinping's Vietnam visit aims to maintain the exchange of high-level delegations, enhance cooperation between the two Parties and States, intensify strategic exchanges and increase political trust between the two countries.
The visit signifies the appreciation of the Party and State of China as well as Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping's support for the Vietnam-China relations and the successful hosting of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders' Meeting.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the Chinese top leader inspect the guard of honour.
The two Party leaders going to Vietnam's Party Central Committee Office where they will have talks.
The two Party leaders shake hands before their talks.
After the welcoming ceremony, talks are held between the two Party leaders.
Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and Public Security Minister To Lam are also present at the Presidential Palace.
Children waving Vietnamese and Chinese flags welcoming the Chinese top leader at the Presidential Palace