A Vietnamese delegation, led by deputy head of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Affairs Tran Dac Loi, has attended the ninth national congress of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML).

Loi delivered a speech at the opening session and conveyed the CPV Central Committee’s congratulations message to the congress.

During a reception for the Vietnamese delegation, CPN-UML President Jhala Nath Khanal spoke highly of the CPV’s prestige and leadership experience and expressed hope to further promote the friendship and cooperation between the two parties as well as the two peoples of Vietnam and Nepal.

The Vietnamese delegation also held several meetings with other international delegations attending the congress to discuss ways to boost bilateral ties and inform them of the current situation in Vietnam and the region, especially the current East Sea tension.

The ninth national congress of the CPN-UML – the second largest party at the Nepali Congress, took place from July 3-16 in Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu.

Nearly 2,200 delegates representing 260,000 CPN-UML members discussed and approved a number of important documents of the party.

They elected Khadga Prasad Oli, who leads the party at the Nepali Congress, as the new president, together with five vice presidents, one general secretary, two deputy general secretaries and five secretaries, as well as a new Central Standing Committee consisting of 159 members.-VNA