Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan (R) receives  President of the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions Erich Foglar (Photo VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The current visit to Vietnam by the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions marks an important milestone in the cooperative relations with the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).

Head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan made the statement at a reception for President of the Austrian federation Erich Foglar in Hanoi on November 21.

Quan highly valued the cooperation activities between the two countries’ trade unions and said the Vietnamese Party and State pay much attention to enabling the VGCL to integrate into the international community and boost collaboration with the Austrian counterpart.

He added that the CPV wants to enhance cooperation with the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPO) and regards this as a political foundation for the bilateral relations in wide-ranging fields.

Foglar stressed the need to strengthen cooperation and experience sharing between trade unions in the digital era and the fourth industrial revolution to ensure the legitimate rights and interests of workers.

He hoped the CPV and the SPO will increase dialogues and information exchanges to bolster the bilateral relations.

He affirmed effective measures will be implemented to propel the relations between Vietnamese and Austrian trade unions forward.-VNA