A delegation led by Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Foreign Relations Hoang Binh Quan visited Nicaragua from July 19 – 22 at the invitation of the ruling Sandinista National Liberation Front Party (FSLN).

During their stay, the Vietnamese guests had a meeting with FSLN Politburo member and Speaker of the Nicaraguan Parliament Rene Nunez, who informed them about his country’s achievements in poverty alleviation and social policy implementation.

Nunez affirmed that Nicaragua always cherishes its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam and expressed his hope for expanded bilateral partnership in economics, trade and investment.

The Nicaraguan leader also voiced his wish that the two countries’ legislative bodies will intensify their friendship and cooperation in the future.

For his part, Quan congratulated the FSLN and the Nicaraguan people on their accomplishments and briefed the host on Vietnam’s socio-economic development.

He stated Vietnam ’s resolve to enhance its ties with Nicaragua , especially in economics, trade and investment.

Hoang Binh Quan also held talks with Secretary of the FSLN’s International Relations Jacinto Suarez, during which both sides pledged to continue implementing effectively their cooperation agreements.

The two sides exchanged their views on international issues of mutual concern and agreed to continue supporting each other at regional and international forums.

The Vietnamese delegation attended a ceremony marking the 35 th anniversary of the success of the Sandinista Revolution (July 19, 1979 - 2014).

The event in capital Managua drew the participation of some 100,000 people and officials from 35 countries, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, El Salvador President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, and Cuban Vice President Ramiro Valdes.-VNA