Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) welcomes PT General Secretary Alberto Gutierrez (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong met with ​National Coordinator of Mexico’s Labour Party (PT) Alberto Gutierrez, who is on a working visit to Vietnam, in Hanoi on September 7.

The PT chief congratulated the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on the successful 12th National Party Congress and voiced the belief that the country will continue to make greater progress in its Doi moi (reform).

He briefed his host about the situation in Mexico and the left-wing movement in Latin America. He also informed General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong about the outcomes of the PT delegation’s working sessions with Vietnamese agencies and sectors, along with the results of the implementation of cooperation agreement between the PT and the CPV.

The PT wants to enhance the solidarity, friendship and cooperation between the two parties and peoples, he added.

General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong acknowledged the PT and Mexican people’s solidarity with and assistance for Vietnam.

Congratulating the PT on its recent successes, he said he believes that the party, together with left-wing and progressive forces in Mexico, will weather difficulties and continue to win at upcoming elections.

He also informed Gutierrez about the recent situation in Vietnam, and expressed his hope that the two parties will foster extensive and substantive cooperation.

Earlier, the PT delegation had talks with a CPV delegation led by Hoang Binh Quan, Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations.

The two sides discussed the situation of their respective parties and countries, along with regional and international matters of shared concern. They also looked into measures to strengthen party-to-party collaboration.

During their stay in Vietnam, the PT guests had working sessions with the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Ministry of Education and Training, and the National Hospital of Acupuncture.

On September 6, the PT delegation visited the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), which is publishing several publications in Latin America with the support of the PT.

VNA Director General Nguyen Duc Loi appreciated the PT’s assistance in training editors for the news agency, as well as in the publishing and distribution of VNA publications including the Vietnam Pictorial magazine.

The PT leader said his party has issued many publications on Vietnam’s revolution, adding that he hopes the VNA will cooperate with the PT to build a centre to publish Vietnamese books in Spanish.-VNA