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Brussels (VNA) – Rik Vermeersch, President of the Manifiesta Festival of the Workers’ Party of Belgium (PTB), lauded Vietnam’s socio-economic situation.

In an interview with a Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Brussels ahead of Vietnam’s 12 th National Party Congress slated for January 20-28, Rik Vermeersch said the Southeast Asian nation escaped the global economic crisis in 2008 and reaped significant economic successes.

Vietnam has also invested a lot in social welfare and culture, he said, noting that he has seen much progress in all fields, from politics to economy, culture and social affairs.

Rik Vermeersch expressed his hope that the upcoming National Party Congress will put forth suitable solutions to deal with challenges and difficulties facing the country.

Herman Dereymaeker, also a PTB member, said the Doi Moi (Reform) policy, launched in 1986, has brought about a range of economic and political changes.

Vietnam has mobilised all resources in service of national development while seeking to attract investments in order to boost the country’s economic growth, he said.

The PTB and the Communist Party of Vietnam boast close ties, as evidenced by regular exchanges of delegations and experience.-VNA