A delegation from the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, led by the Commission’s Deputy Head Vuong Thua Phong, attended the 21 st International Meeting of Communist Parties from May 18-21 in Brussels, Belgium.

Delegates from the 58 parties taking part discussed the global impacts of the current economic recession and the roles that communist and workers’ parties play in their efforts to protect workers.

The Vietnamese delegation met with representatives from Belgium ’s Workers Party lead by its President Peter Mertens and visited several industrial centres in the province of Anvers , as well as holding talks about Vietnam ’s current situation.

Earlier on May 18, Phong met with the Chairman of the Belgian National Assembly Andre Flahaut, who is also Vice President of the Belgian Socialist Party, to discuss ways of strengthening relations between both countries and parties.-VNA