A delegation from the Communist Party of Vietnam ( CPV ) led by Tran Cam Tu, Central Committee member, attended the 53 rd National Conference of the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party of South Africa.

The conference, which took place from December 16-20 in Bloemfontein , South Africa ’s judicial capital, was attended by 4,500 delegates representing 1.2 million ANC members from across the African country.

Themed, “Unity in Action towards Social-Economic Freedom", the five-day conference discussed the ANC National Executive Committee report, approved a number of measures to develop the economy, attract more investment, create jobs and improve people’s living conditions.

The conference re-elected Jacob Zuma as ANC President, and elected Cyril Ramaphosa as Deputy President. Gwede Mantashe was elected Secretary-General.

During the conference, the Vietnamese delegation was received by ANC President Zuma, who described the delegation’s presence at the conference as proof of the CPV ’s solidarity and support to the ANC and the people of South Africa . He expressed his hope to further boost the traditional friendship and cooperation between the two Parties, States and people.

During their stay, Tu and his delegation also met with Chris Matlhako, Secretary for International Relations of South African Communist Party, to discuss ways to foster solidarity and cooperation between the two parties.-VNA