Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (left) shakes hands with Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping on October 31, 2022, in Beijing, China.

The following is a translation of the letter:

Thank-you letter

To: Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee,

Dear Comrade General Secretary,

On behalf of the Chinese Party, State and people, I sincerely would like to thank you for sending a message of condolences over the passing of comrade Jiang Zemin and to convey the thank-you from comrade Jiang Zemin’s family to you.

Comrade Jiang Zemin had joined hands with Vietnamese leaders to promote the normalization of China - Vietnam relations and established the 16-world motto of "friendly neighborliness, comprehensive cooperation, long-term stability, looking towards the future" which has had a deep and far-reaching impact on the development of the China - Vietnam relationship.

Recently, comrade General Secretary had a very successful visit to China. We discussed major orientations for the development of the China - Vietnam ties and reached important common perceptions. I attach great importance to the development of the China - Vietnam relations and stay ready to work with you to promote the China - Vietnam comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership to a new height in the new era.

I would like to send the best wishes to you.

Source: VNA