Vietnam attends int’l inter-party videoconference hinh anh 1Politburo member and Permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Secretariat Vo Van Thuong (middle) at the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A Vietnamese delegation led by Politburo member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Secretariat Vo Van Thuong attended the international inter-party videoconference hosted by the ruling United Russia Party (URP) on December 1, on the occasion of its 20th founding anniversary.

Themed “Global Challenges of the XXI century: Interparty Dimension”, the event draw over 30 delegations from political parties worldwide, including heads of State, leaders of governments and parties.

Speaking at the event, Thuong affirmed that peace, cooperation and development remain a major trend of the world. Despite difficulties, globalisation, world economic connectivity together with the fourth Industrial Revolution will create a driving force for development.

He suggested parties give priority to raising common awareness of strengthening peace and security, promote effective response to non-traditional security challenges, and develop ties among themselves on common issues.

Mentioning Vietnam’s development orientations, external policy and important achievements, he stressed that Party diplomacy is one of the pillars of Vietnam’s foreign policy. He also affirmed appreciation for Vietnam – Russia comprehensive strategic partnership and ties between the CPV and the URP.

In his speech, URP President Dmitry Medvedev emphasised that Russia is ready for cooperation to strengthen ASEAN’s existing mechanisms and calls on countries globally to share experience in coping with global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the occasion, head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Le Hoai Trung and Deputy Secretary of the URP’s General Council Andrey Klimov signed a bilateral cooperation agreement for the 2022-2024 period in order to deepen comprehensive cooperative ties between the two Parties and countries./.