Hanoi (VNA) – Officials of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and many political parties in Uruguay engaged in an online talk on December 15, discussing ways to promote ties between the sides.

On the Vietnamese side, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Affairs Nguyen Huy Tang highlighted the CPV’s wish to continue strengthening the friendly and cooperative relationship with political parties in Uruguay.

He took the occasion to thank the progressive forces and people of Uruguay for their solidarity and support for Vietnam during the latter’s struggle for national liberation and unification in the past and national construction at present.

Tang underlined the need to maintain the exchange of information and contact among political parties worldwide in the context of complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He affirmed that Vietnam is willing to share its experience in fighting the pandemic while maintaining economic growth, and informed the Uruguayan parties on the situation in the country and the CPV’s preparations for its 13th National Congress.

Leaders of political parties in Uruguay, including President of the Broad Front (FA) Javier Miranda and Secretary General of the Communist Party of UruguayJuan Castillo, offered sympathy to Vietnam over losses caused by recent natural disasters.

They congratulated the Southeast Asian country for its achievements in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while restoring production and developing the economy, noting that Vietnam is among a few countries recording growth amid the global downturn.

They expressed their belief that the CPV will ride over all difficulties, successfully organize the 13th National congress and continue to reap success in the Doi Moi (renewal) cause towards realizing the goal of “rich people, strong country, democracy, equity and civilization.”

The Uruguayan side shared information on the political, social, economic and pandemic situation in Uruguay, and affirmed that they wanted to enhance the friendship, solidarity and partnership with the CPV, laying the necessary political foundation to promote multi-faceted cooperation and exchange between Uruguay and Vietnam./.