Vice Chairman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Nguyen Manh Cuong (Source: VNA)

Hanoi(VNA) – The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) sent a delegation led by Vice Chairman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Nguyen Manh Cuong to the 29th Standing Committee Meeting of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Tehran, Iran from February 1-4.

The Vietnamese delegation attended and presented several papers at various sessions of the meeting, which reviewed activities of ICAPP in 2017 and discussed orientations for 2018.

Participants at the meeting underscored the important role of political parties in social development and progress in their countries, in preventing the spread of extremism and terrorism via maintaining equality, and in erasing social gaps and connecting generations.

On the occasion, the ICAPP in collaboration with the Islamic Coalition Party (Montalefeh) of Iran organised a workshop on the Silk Road, drawing participation of nearly 200 delegates representing 38 political parties of 24 nations.

The delegates lauded economic connecting initiatives, including resuming the ancient Silk Road, thus boosting trade in Asia and between Asia and Europe.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Vietnamese delegation held many discussions with participating parties on how to strengthening ties and realising agreements reached between the CPV and those parties.-VNA