A senior delegation from Ho Chi Minh City headed by Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Le Thanh Hai visited the headquarters of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in New Delhi on March 15.

At the meeting with Rahachanbran Pillaj, politburo member and head of the CPI-Marxist Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation, Hai expressed his gratitude for the support and assistance that Indian communists, left-wing forces and people have given to Vietnam.

Pillaj appreciated the relations between his party and the Communist Party of Vietnam, as well as the ties between the two countries.

However, the results of bilateral cooperation still do not meet the two sides’ potential, Pillaj said, adding that the two countries should further strengthen bilateral relations in the coming time.

The same day, the Vietnamese delegation paid tribute to and laid a wreath at the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, who led the Indian people in the struggle against the British colonialists.

Also on March 15, Hai and his entourage met with New Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who spoke highly of renewal achievements made by Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular.

The two sides shared experience in developing urban transport infrastructure. They pledged to facilitate their businesses’ operations in New Delhi and HCM City .

Later, the HCM City leader attended a meeting with representatives from businesses that are members of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The Indian businesses said they want to partner with Vietnam in the fields of automatic equipment production, medical training, agriculture, public transport and transport infrastructure development.-VNA