Vietnamese Ambassador to Greece Nguyen Manh Cuong (R) meets with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris Koutsoumpas on July 26 (Photo: VNA)

Athens (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Greece Nguyen Manh Cuong paid a courtesy call to General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumpas in Athens on July 26.

Ambassador Cuong noted with satisfaction the recent progress in relations between the two countries as well as between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the KKE. He said the two sides have increased mutual visits at all levels and bilateral cooperation across multiple fields.

He added that Vo Van Thuong, Politburo member and Chairman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, thanked Koutsoumpas and other KKE leaders for their warm welcome for his working visit to Greece last May.

The diplomat also briefed his host about the successful outcomes from the official visit to Greece by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in early July.

General Secretary Koutsoumpas said he hopes the two sides will enhance cooperation and regularly exchange contextual information regarding their respective countries, regions, and the world.

From now through to November, the KKE will organise a series of activities to mark its centenary. It will also host the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in November, and is looking forward to the CPV’s participation in these events.

Vietnam and Greece set up diplomatic ties on April 15, 1975. The Government and people of Greece have continually assisted Vietnam during the latter’s struggle for national liberation in the past, along with development efforts at present. The countries have maintained high-ranking delegation exchanges, boosted traditional friendship, and supported each other over the years. –VNA