Embassy updates South African Communist Party on 13th National Party Congress results hinh anh 1The 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Pretoria (VNA) –
The Vietnamese Embassy in South Africa informed the South African Communist Party (SACP) about major outcomes of the recent 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) during an online meeting on February 9.

The meeting aims to enhance mutual understanding, solidarity and cooperation between the two Parties, and further contribute to promoting left-wing, worker and progressive movements in the world.

It was co-chaired by Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Van Loi, and Politburo member and head of the SACP Central Committee’s commission for foreign relations Frans Baleni.

Ambassador Loi thanked the SACP Central Committee for extending congratulations to the 13th National Congress of the CPV, saying nearly 370 congratulatory messages and letters sent by parties, agencies, organisations and individuals from 93 countries to the congress are a great source of encouragement and reflect the confidence of comrades, friends and partners in the Vietnamese Party.

The SACP showed interest in the preparations for the congress, including the collection of feedback on draft documents. It also wanted to know more about the role of the CPV Central Committee’s Organisation Commission, personnel training and planning in the Party, the enhancement of female Party members’ role at all levels, and Vietnam’s experience in COVID-19 prevention and control, among others.

The South African officials said Vietnam’s valuable experience will be useful for the SACP in organising its 15th congress slated for 2022.

Over the past time, the two Parties have regularly exchanged high-ranking delegations, cooperated in bilateral and multilateral forums, and shared information about their operation.

In July 2019, Politburo member Pham Minh Chinh, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and head of the Committee’s Organisation Commission, paid a visit to South Africa, during which he held talks with SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande to seek ways to boost the bilateral cooperation, friendship and traditional ties./.