HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng on Friday visited and planted a tree at the Hữu Nghị (Friendship) International Border Gate as part of his working trip to the northern mountainous province of Lạng Sơn. Talking to the Chinese ambassador and representatives of competent forces at the border gate, the Party leader stressed that the name says it all, the Hữu Nghị International Border Gate demonstrates the time-honoured friendship between the Vietnamese and Chinese people. Việt Nam always attaches importance and gives the top priority to building and developing its good relations with the Chinese Party, State and people, he said. Located on National Highway 1A, the Hữu Nghị International Border Gate, which is 17km from Lạng Sơn City and 171km from Hà Nội, witnessed entry and exist activities between Việt Nam and China. Earlier, the Party leader visited and presented gifts to two families of revolution contributors in Lạng Sơn City.