Vietnam officials attend Malaysian ruling party’s congress hinh anh 1UMNO leader and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (centre) (Source: AP)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA)
– A delegation from the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) is in Malaysia to attend the 71st annual congress of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) Party in Kuala Lumpur from December 5-8.

The congress gathered over 5,800 delegates representing 3.2 million UMNO members, along with representatives from 17 political parties from 14 countries.

The Vietnamese delegation is led by Nguyen Van Hung, a member of the CPV Central Committee and Secretary of the Quang Tri Provincial Party Committee.

In his speech at the opening session, UMNO leader and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak highlighted the ruling party’s great role and contributions to the country’s development. He also reaffirmed maintaining the policies related to national reconciliation, social security, self-reliance, and pledged to promote the role of the Islamic community in national unity.

During their stay, the Vietnamese delegates paid a courtesy call to PM Najib Razak and had a meeting with UMNO General Secretary Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, during which the Malaysian side congratulated Vietnam on the successful hosting of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017, and expressed their deep impression of Vietnam’s great achievements.

They highly evaluated the friendship and cooperation between the two parties and States, expressing the hope that these ties will be stronger in the future, contributing to fostering the Vietnam-Malaysia multi-faceted relations.

The Vietnamese guests spoke highly of Malaysia’s achievements in national construction and development under the leadership of the UMNO, and wished the party a victory in the upcoming general election.

On the sidelines of the congress, the Vietnamese delegation also met and exchanged views on issues of common concern with other international delegations.-VNA