General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives Chilean President Michelle Bachelet (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 9 for Chilean President Michelle Bachelet who is on a two-day State visit to Vietnam.

President Bachelet lauded Vietnam’s achievements and experience in national construction and development, as well as the country’s prestige and position in the region and the world.

She briefed her host on Chile’s situation as well as the outcomes of her working sessions with Vietnamese leaders, while affirming her determination to promote solidarity, friendship and cooperation between the two countries in all fields, thus making bilateral ties deeper, more practical and effective.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong highly valued the whole-hearted support that left-winged and progressive parties as well as people of Chile have given to Vietnam during its struggle for national liberation and reunification in the past as well as current national construction and defence.

He briefed his guest on major information of Vietnam as well as outcomes in implementing the 12th Party Congress’s resolutions.

The Party chief showed his delight at the growing economic, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries, hoping that Vietnam and Chile would become key factors in fostering connectivity between the ASEAN Community and other integration mechanisms in South America of which Chile is a member.

He highlighted his wish to further strengthen friendship and partnership with the Socialist Party of Chile led by President Bachelet and other political parties of Chile, contributing to enhancing traditional solidarity and friendship between the two States and people of Vietnam and Chile.-VNA