A delegation from the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) took part in the 68th General Assembly of Malaysia’s ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) from November 24-28.

The delegation, led by Nguyen Huy Tang, deputy head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, also attended an international forum themed “Hyperconnected World: Challenges in Nation Building” which was hosted by UMNO.

This year’s event drew the participation of over 2,700 delegates representing 3.47 million party members and 27 delegations from 20 countries’ political parties.

During his stay in Malaysia, Tang paid a courtesy visit to UMNO President and Prime Minister Najib Razak, and UMNO Vice President and Home Affairs Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The UMNO leaders spoke highly of the friendship and cooperation between the two Parties, suggesting they well implement a memorandum of understanding on their collaboration, especially in personnel training and young leader exchanges.

The Vietnamese officials praised the national development achievements the Malaysian people have made under the leadership of UMNO and affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State wish to further strengthen the relations with Malaysia.

Vietnam is willing to effectively coordinate with Malaysia at regional and international forums, especially in 2015 when the latter assumes the ASEAN Chair, Tang said.

On the sidelines of UMNO’s General Assembly, the Vietnamese delegation met with some participating delegations to discuss issues of common interest and visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.-VNA