Within the framework of his visit to India, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on November 21 held separate meetings with leaders of several Indian Parties.

At his meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) Sudhakar Reddy, General Secretary Trong affirmed that the Communist Party of Vietnam always pays attention to and is delighted with the CPI’s achievements during its socialist construction.

He also spoke highly of the Party’s positive contributions to unity and friendship activities with Vietnam.

Sudhakar Reddy agreed on guidelines to further foster, expand and deepen the two countries’ relationship as well as strengthen the exchange of delegations, information and experience, and coordination between the two Parties at international forums.

Meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) Prakash Karat, the Vietnamese Party leader affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to the position and role of India and to developing ties with the country’s political parties, including the CPI-M.

He expressed his hope that with its important role in India, CPI-M will continue supporting and contributing to the further boosting of the two countries’ relations.

Prakash Karat affirmed he will do his utmost to promote the Vietnam-India strategic partnership in the coming time.

Received by Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Najma Heptullah, General Secretary Trong stressed Vietnam’s hope to further deepen the strategic partnership, especially in politics, defence, security, economics and trade, and expand ties in culture, education, science and technology.

The BJP leader said that her Party wants to strengthen the relationship with Vietnam’s Communist Party, particularly in information and experience exchange, and exchanges of public organisation activities.

On the same day, the Vietnamese Party leader also met representatives from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and many leading businesses of the country.

He affirmed to create all possible conditions for Indian enterprises to do business in Vietnam.

He also paid a working visit to Mumbai city in the largest Indian state of Maharashtra.-VNA