The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) wishes to enhance its ties with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), General Secretary of CPA Bob Briton stated on his first visit to Vietnam from August 24-30.

In a meeting with the Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan, Bob Briton gave an overview of the Communist Party of Australia and the position it holds in his country, and expressed an interest in post-war reconstruction efforts and responses to climate change in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Quan thanked the CPA for its ongoing active support for Vietnam, both during the war and during the country’s process of development. Quan gave insights into CPV developments and the preparations currently underway for the upcoming 12th National Party Congress.

The Vietnamese official spoke highly of the close collaboration between the two Parties. He particularly recognised the support the CPA and the Australian people provide in the struggle for justice for Vietnamese AO victims, greatly contributing to cooperation and understanding between the two Parties and the peoples.

Briton also declared that the CPA wanted to enhance relations with the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin, during his working sessions with Dang Ngoc Tung and Nguyen Van Rinh, the organisations’ respective presidents.-VNA