A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) led by Vuong Thua Phong, permanent deputy head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, attended the 64th General Assembly of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) that opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 5.

As many as 2,700 delegates representing over 3.5 million UMNO members across Malaysia and 120 others from 32 political parties in 22 countries worldwide attended the event.

The General Assembly took place in the context that the UMNO has taken the lead in the National Front (BN), which triumphed in the general parliamentary election last May.

In his opening remarks, UMNO President Najib Tun Razak, who is also Malaysian Prime Minister, called on the Party to increase its influence on people.

He urged the acceleration of Malaysia’s Transformation Programme with new socio-economic measures and policies in order to meet people’s aspirations and pushing the country forward.

Earlier, Phong attended and delivered a speech at the UMNO’s International Forum themed “Politics of Moderation Accommodates and Balances Competing Principles That Leads to Peace and Stability” on December 2-3.

UMNO General Secretary Tengku Mansor expressed his hope for stronger relations between the two Parties and people, thus contributing to enhancing the multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and Malaysia-VNA