Vietnam-China Friendship Palace debuts in Hanoi

Sunday, 2017-11-12 14:44:31
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NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping at the inaugural ceremony for the Vietnam-China Friendship Palace. (Credit: VGP)
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NDO/VNA – General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President Xi Jinping and Chairwoman of the Vietnam National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended an inaugural ceremony for the Vietnam-China Friendship Palace in Hanoi on November 12.

The ceremony formed part of the Chinese leader’s two-day State visit to Vietnam from November 12.

The Vietnam-China Friendship Palace is located at No. 188 Le Quang Dao street, Nam Tu Liem district. It was built with non-refundable aid from the Chinese Government and Vietnam’s corresponding capital.

The 14,000-square-metre palace lies on a 3.3-hectare land area with lotus-inspired architecture. It will serve as a venue for cultural, artistic and people-to-people exchange activities between the two countries, as well as conferences and meetings.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese and Chinese leaders also inaugurated a Chinese Cultural Centre in Hanoi.

Following the ceremony, President Xi and NA Chairwoman Ngan met with delegates of the Vietnam-China People’s Forum and some intellectuals having outstanding contributions to the growth of ties between the two countries.