Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong has extended congratulations to Stefanos Stefanou on his election as the new General Secretary of the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) of Cyprus.

Stefanos Stefanou, 56, a member of AKEL’s politburo was elected by left-wing party’s new Central Committee during a three-day conference last week.

He succeeds General Secretary Andros Kyprianou./.