The ceremony, held at the Presidential Palace, was the highest ritual for a head of state.
Following the ceremony, the two leaders held talks at the headquarters of the CPV Central Committee.
Trong spoke highly of Xi’s visit and his attendance at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in central Da Nang city.
He congratulated his host on the success of the CPC’s 19th National Congress and on his re-election as the General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, the 19th tenure.
The visit affirms the Chinese Party and State’s resolve of consolidating and boosting relations with Vietnam, and is an important milestone that charts a new development course for the two countries, further deepening their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping is on a State visit to Vietnam from November 12-13. The visit was made under the invitation of Vietnam’s Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and President Tran Dai Quang.