Le Hong Anh (R) and Mubariz Gurbanli at the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) treasures its ties with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and considers the relationship as pivotal to the solidification of the two countries’ links, a YAP senior official said on December 9.

YAP Deputy Executive Secretary Mubariz Gurbanli, who also chairs Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organisations, made the remark at his meeting with Politburo member and Standing Member of the CPV Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh in Hanoi.

He informed the host about the recent situation of his country and the YAP and affirmed Azerbaijan’s incessant support to Vietnam.

Azerbaijan treasures its traditional amity and cooperation with Vietnam and considers the latter as a leading partner in Southeast Asia, he said.

For his part, Le Hong Anh welcomed the YAP delegation’s visit, noting that it is a good opportunity for the two ruling Parties to exchange information and experience in Party building work and country governance.

High-ranking visits between the YAP and CPV will help extend the two countries’ relations, he added.

He stressed Vietnam treasures its relationship with traditional friends, including Azerbaijan, expressing pleasure over the growing connections between the two countries in various spheres, particularly oil and gas.

Also on December 9, the YAP delegation had talks with CPV officials led by Chairman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan.

The two sides briefed each other on their respective Parties and nations’ situation and discussed experience in the Party organisation and building. They agreed to continue information and delegation exchanges to intensify the two Parties’ linkages and the political foundation for the countries’ friendship and cooperation.

At another meeting the same day, the YAP delegation and Vietnamese National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu agreed that relations between the two legislatures have been strengthened, especially through the establishment of the Vietnam-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group. The parliaments’ affiliation, particularly through delegation exchanges, is important to learn each other’s expertise in lawmaking and supervisory activities.

During their stay in Vietnam, the YAP delegation also had working sessions with officials of the Hanoi municipal Party Committee, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Central Committee, and the Vietnam – Azerbaijan Friendship Association.-VNA