A Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) delegation attended the third national congress of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) recently held in the capital Caracas.

The congress, which kicked off on July 26, drew the participation of 985 delegates representing over 7 million PSUV members across the country and more than 70 foreign delegations.

Nguyen Tuan Phong, deputy head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, conveyed the committee’s message of congratulations to PSUV President Nicolas Maduro.

The presence of the Vietnamese delegation contributed to the success of the congress, said Maduro, who expressed hope for tightened friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the two countries and parties.

During its stay in Venezuela , the delegation had meetings with Foreign Minister Elias Jaua and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Venezuela Oscar Figuera.

It also attended a ceremony marking the 60 th birth anniversary of late President Hugo Chavez, and met with several international delegations participating in the congress.-VNA