A talk is held in Hanoi on June 5, focusing on the situation in Venezuela after the 2018 presidential election. (Photo: baoquocte.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-Venezuela Friendship Association, in conjunction  with the Embassy of Venezuela in Vietnam, held a talk in Hanoi on June 5, focusing on the situation in Venezuela after the 2018 presidential election.

The talk brought together diplomats from the embassies of Angola, Cuba, Iran, Mozambique, Palestine, Russia, East Timor and representatives from the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Speaking at the event, President of the Vietnam-Venezuela Friendship Association Nguyen Viet Thao said the talk aims to provide attendees information about the situation in Venezuela, particularly after the presidential election which took place last month, and at the same time, share opinions and visions of the Bolivarian Revolution led by late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as well as the future of the country.

Thao reiterated the Vietnamese people’s respect for Venezuela and its people and extended his congratulations to newly re-elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. He also mentioned difficulties the Venezuelan people have suffered in recent years and expressed his belief in the victory of the Bolivarian Revolution.

Venezuelan Ambassador Jorge Rondon Uzcategui, for his part, updated the attendees on the results of the vote, saying Nicolas Maduro won the presidential election for the second term with 68 percent of the votes, making him the most voted president since 1958.

The ambassador stressed that the relations between Vietnam and Venezuela would grow further in the future with a focus on energy, mining and agriculture. He also noted that experiences learned from Vietnam’s “Doi Moi” (reform) period will be a motivation for the new stage of the Bolivarian Revolution.-VNA