Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) receives National Secretary of the French Communist Party (PCF) Fabien Roussel.
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Paris (VNA) -
Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a reception in Paris on April 1 for National Secretary of the French Communist Party (PCF) Fabien Roussel.

Ngan, who is an official visit to the European country as guest of President of the French NA Richard Ferrand, conveyed greetings and congratulations of leaders of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) to Roussel on his election as National Secretary of the PCF at its 38th congress.

The two leaders noted with pleasure the strong development of Vietnam-France relations after the establishment of diplomatic ties 46 years ago and the strategic partnership five years ago.
More and more cooperation channels have been set up between the states, legislative bodies, the CPV and the PCF, localities and businesses of the two countries, they said.

Ngan briefed Roussel on Vietnam’s socio-economic development, with economic growth of over 7 percent in 2018, the highest pace in the region.

Vietnam is building a socialist-oriented market economy, she said, adding that after three years of implementation of the five-year socio-economic plan set at the 12th National Congress of the CPV in 2016, many targets have been fulfilled.

More than 4 million Party members have served as the core force in realising the CPV’s policies and guidelines, the top legislator said.

The CPV has regularly rectified its staff and built a pure, strong Party, she said, adding NA deputies, on behalf of the people, have cast votes of confidence on high-ranking officials holding positions elected or approved by the legislature.

Roussel, for his part, hailed Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements under the leadership of the CPV, while congratulating the CPV on its political successes since its inception and in leading the Vietnamese people in the past struggle for national liberation and unification as well as in the current cause of socio-economic development.

As Vietnam has been on the right track of development, communist parties of other countries will be inspired from its standout achievements in the past years, he said.

Mentioning the fierce competition, trade disputes and trade wars which have made unemployment rate and poverty increase globally, Roussel said communist parties worldwide should further cooperation in the coming time and expected that the relationship between the PCF and the CPV would strongly develop.

Ngan affirmed that the CPV always attached much importance to the friendship and solidarity with the PCF. She appraised the French party’s role and contributions to France’s political arena and development.

The CPV has treasured cooperation with progressive forces across the world, she said, stressing that Vietnam has pursued an open foreign policy of multilateralization and diversification of international relations, and Vietnam wants to be a trustworthy friend and partner of all countries in the globe.

She wished that the PCF will promote its role at localities, political arenas and international forums to support relations between France, the EU and Vietnam.

Ngan took the occasion to convey CPV General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong’s invitation to Roussel to visit Vietnam at a proper time.-VNA