A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has the honour to deliver a speech at the opening session of the 17 th meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum in the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua .

Nguyen Manh Hung, Deputy Head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, who led the Vietnamese delegation, was selected from guests from 12 participating countries to address the meeting, highlighting President Ho Chi Minh’s Thought on “Solidarity, solidarity, great solidarity – Success, success, great success”.

The delegation was also received and feted by Daniel Ortega, President of Nicaragua and General Secretary of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (SNLF), who expressed his wish to further promote the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two countries, states and peoples.

The 17 th meeting of the Sao Paulo Forum opened on May 18 with the participation of 500 delegates from 42 political parties of 32 countries, and domestic and international guests.

The meeting focused discussions on issues in the Latin American region in order to increase cooperation among Latin American leftist forces in implementing national reforms, people’s welfare, democracy and continuing to win victories in upcoming elections in their countries.

The event coincided with the 116th anniversary of the birth of Nicaragua ’s national hero Augusto Cesar Sandino and the 50th anniversary of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN)./.