Vietnam attends second Asia-Europe Political Forum hinh anh 1At the second Meeting of the Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF) held on May 17-19 in the UK (Photo: VNA)


London (VNA) – Vietnam actively joined in discussions of the second Meeting of the Asia-Europe Political Forum (AEPF) and the 30th Meeting of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) Standing Committee, which took place on May 17-19 in London, the UK.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Nguyen Manh Cuong.

Representatives from political parties focused their discussions on the Asia-Europe partnership and the role of political parties in regional cooperation and connectivity.

Cooperation in low-cost clean energy development, reduction of climate change impacts, prevention of environmental degradation and disaster relief, along with major epidemics prevention were also on the agenda.

Participants affirmed the importance of political parties in building a solid and consensual political foundation for countries’ cooperation, as well as the AEPF’s role in creating mechanisms for discussing issues of mutual concerns and cooperation improvement to bolster the two continents’ security and prosperity.

They stressed that political parties’ collaboration will contribute to solving regional and global challenges, including those on security, development and climate change.

The AEPF adopted the London Statement while the ICAPP Standing Committee approved an action plan for the ICAPP.-VNA