Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission on External Relations Hoang Binh Quan (R) welcomes the General Secretary of the Dominican Republic’s United Left Movement and Minister for Regional Integration Policies, Miguel Mejia, on August 28 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission on External Relations Hoang Binh Quan held talks with General Secretary of the Dominican Republic’s United Left Movement (MIU) and Minister for Regional Integration Policies Miguel Mejia in Hanoi on August 28.

Both sides agreed to further deepen ties between the two Parties, considering it important to boost the exchange of all-level visits and theoretical experience, as well as increase mutual support in expanding cooperation with other political parties in Asia and Latin America.

The same day at Hoa Binh Park, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man and the MIU General Secretary chaired a ceremony to inaugurate a statue of Professor Juan Bosch – a writer, thinker, and soldier that fought for the national liberation of Dominica and Latin America, as well as a close friend of Vietnam.

On the occasion, Man thanked the MIU and the ruling Dominican Liberation Party for building a President Ho Chi Minh statue and naming a park after him in the capital city of Santo Domingo in March 2013, affirming that it is a vivid symbol of the sentiment that the Dominican people and political parties have given to President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese people.

Mejia, for his part, expressed his profound gratitude for Vietnamese leaders and people, as well as Hanoi authorities in particular, for their sentiment to Prof. Bosch and the Dominican people. He said the inauguration of the statue at Hoa Binh Park is significant to fostering friendship and cooperation between the two nations. –VNA