The Communist Party of Vietnam will continue to support the efforts of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in strengthening the exchange and cooperation between political parties in Asia.

Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), made the remarks at a reception for the heads of the delegations to the 19th ICAPP Standing Committee meeting in Hanoi on April 25.

The Standing Committee, of which Vietnam is a member, has made remarkable contributions to the positive and dynamic development of ICAPP, he added.

The CPV highly values ICAPP’s contributions to peace, cooperation and development in Asia, he affirmed.

At the reception, Trong also spoke highly of ICAPP’s influence and its success in promoting cooperation, dialogues, mutual understanding and experience sharing between political parties in Asia for peace and stability, as well as raising their awareness of issues relating to the development of the region and the world.

The Vietnamese Party leader informed his guests of Vietnam’s situation, including actions implemented by the Party and State.

The heads of the delegations spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements during its 26-year renewal process under the leadership of the CPV.

They also highly valued Vietnam’s active participation and proposals to ICAPP’s activities.

The CPV has been an ICAPP member since the conference was launched in 2000. It was voted to the Standing Committee in the 3rd ICAPP General Assembly in 2004, and has held its position ever since.-VNA