The 11th National Party Congress received seven more congratulatory messages from parties, organisations and friends around the world on Jan. 15 and 16.

The messages were from the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, the Communist Party of Colombia, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Greece), the International Trade Union Confederation, and the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society.

Congratulations were also sent by Samir Amin, who represents the South-South People’s Solidarity Network and the World Forum for Alternatives, and Anne Morrison Welsh, the widow of Norman Morrison, who burned himself to death in front of the Pentagon as a protest against the US war in Vietnam.

In all, the 11th National Party Congress had by Jan. 16 received 171 congratulatory messages from foreign parties, organisations and friends./.