President arrives in Beijing, beginning State visit to China

Update: 18:30 | 11/05/2017
President Tran Dai Quang, his spouse and the State high-level delegation arrived in Beijing on May 11, beginning a State visit to China until May 15.
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President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse arrive at the Beijing International Airport.

After his arrival, the President went to the Great Hall of the People to hold talks with President Xi Jinping.

A 21-gun salute was accorded to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse. 

The ceremony, the highest ritual for a head of state, was chaired by Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping.

Tran Dai Quang and Xi Jinping then reviewed the guards of honour. 

Following the ceremony, they held talks at the Great Hall of the People.

President Tran Dai Quang is in China from May 11-15 for a State visit and the high-level forum on the Belt and Road Initiative.

The visit is made at the invitation of Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping amidst growing relations in various spheres between the two countries.

Here are some pictures of his arrival:

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President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse are warmly welcomed at the airport.
president arrives in beijing beginning state visit to china
Beijing children offer flowers to President Tran Dai Quang at the airport.
president arrives in beijing beginning state visit to china
Crowds welcome President Tran Dai Quang.
president arrives in beijing beginning state visit to china
Chinese Minister of Culture Luo Shugang welcomes President Tran Dai Quang and his wife at the airport.
president arrives in beijing beginning state visit to china
Chinese high-ranking officials receive President Tran Dai Quang and his wife at the airport.
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(Source: VNA)