Vice Chairman of the Commission for External Relations of the Party’s Central Committee Tran Dac Loi. (Photo: VNA)

Seoul (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Commission for External Relations of the Party’s Central Committee Tran Dac Loi represented Vietnam at the 28th Standing Committee Meetings of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Seoul, the Republic of Korea from July 7-9.

Loi also led the Vietnamese delegation to the third Meeting of the ICAPP Media Forum and the first Meeting of Asia-Europe Political Forum held alongside the ICAPP Standing Committee meetings.

At the meetings, political leaders and representatives from Asian and European countries discussed global and regional issues, focusing talks on Asia-Europe connectivity, climate change and populism and the role of the media in politics.

They underscored the importance of enhanced cooperation between countries and political parties to cope with common challenges, particularly terrorism, conflicts, poverty and climate change, for peace, stability, prosperity and sustainable development.

The ICAPP Media Forum and Asia-Europe Political Forum adopted joint declarations while the ICAPP Standing Committee approved its working programmes and elected members for the committee.

The Vietnamese delegation took the occasion to meet with representatives from other parties and senior officials at the RoK’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and politicians from the Democratic Party of Korea and Liberty Korea Party to discuss ways to improve Vietnam-RoK cooperation this year, with the two countries celebrating 25 years of diplomatic ties.-VNA