The event was chaired by Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and head of its Commission for Communication and Education, Nguyen Trong Nghia, and Politburo member, Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee’s Secretariat and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, Li Shulei.

During the forum, the two sides had fruitful discussions and shared valuable insights in various areas including economy, politics – society, literature, and art.

Li commended the research achievements of Vietnamese experts and scholars across different fields, recognizing their positive contributions to the Vietnam – China friendship.

He also expressed China’s readiness to further expand the exchange of ideas with Vietnamese counterparts on mutual concerns.

In his concluding remarks, Nghia expressed his confidence that cultural and academic exchanges between the two Parties and states will strengthen mutual understanding and trust, as well as deepen the friendship between the two peoples. This will contribute to the development of an international community based on understanding, respect, and close collaboration.