Quito, Ecuador's capital city where the Latin American Progressive Meeting takes place. (Source: folklorehotel.com)

Buenos Aires (VNA) – A delegation from the Communist Party of Vietnam led by Nguyen Tuan Phong, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, attended the Latin American Progressive Meeting in Quito, Ecuador, from September 28-30.

More than 80 organisations and political parties as well as many leaders in the region attended the forum to discuss politics, boost linkages among organisations and promote South America democracy.

At the forum, Phong shared Vietnam’s experience in promoting democracy and building people power at grassroots levels and affirmed unity was an important factor for Vietnam’s revolution.

He said Vietnam focuses on promoting the people’s councils’ role and quality as an agency representing the people, especially in deciding local issues and supervising the implementation of the constitution and law and Party and State policies.

He added that Vietnam has also enhanced the effectiveness of people’s committees and promoted the role of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and other organisations in building unity, reaching consensus and calling for people to uphold Party directions and State laws.

Phong also took the occasion to praise the support of progressive forces and peace-loving people all over the world to Vietnam, especially left-wing parties and South American people.

On the sidelines of the forum, the Vietnamese delegation also held talks with Fander Falconi, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Ecuador’s ruling party Alianza PAIS. At the meeting, Phong agreed to boost cooperation between the two parties.

Falconi lauded Vietnam’s economic achievements in recent years as well as Vietnam’s increasing role in Southeast Asia and affirmed that Ecuador wishes to expand cooperation in all fields with Vietnam.

The two sides agreed to increase exchanges of delegations and experience in building the party and national construction.

Phong also met with Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glass, and heads of delegations from the Communist Party of China, the Communist Party of Cuba, the Mexico Labour Party, and the Brazil Labour Party.-VNA