Chairman of Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan works with Vice President of Italian Parliament's Chamber of Deputies Marina Sereni (Source: VNA)
A Party delegation led by Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan paid working visits to Greece and Italy from October 16 to 21.

During its stay in Greece, the delegation had working sessions with the Communist Party’s General Secretary, the President of the Parliament Standing Committees on National Defense and Foreign Affairs, and leaders from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza).

Meanwhile, in Italy, the delegation worked with the National Secretary of the Communist Party, and the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC)’s General Secretary and others.

During these meetings, Quan thanked Greek and Italian people for their support in Vietnam’s past struggles for national liberation and its Doi moi (renewal) process, highlighting achievements in war aftermath settlement, poverty reduction, political security maintenance, and socio-economic development.

The two sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual concern, discussing measures to promote the effective implementation of signed agreements, fully tap co-operation potential, and intensify co-ordination within multilateral frameworks like the EU and ASEAN.

Both Greek and Italian officials affirmed their willingness to foster ties with Vietnam and its Communist Party, while approving the Vietnamese delegation’s proposals to improve bilateral relations.

They also expressed concern about the situation in Asia, sharing Vietnam’s stance about addressing disputes peacefully with respect to international law.-VNA