A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) is paying a working visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) from July 24-30.

At talks with the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) delegation in Pyongyang on July 26, the head of the Vietnamese delegation, Tran Quoc Vuong, who is the CPV Central Committee Secretary and head of the Party Central Committee Office, said the Party and State of Vietnam always values the traditional friendship with the DPRK and wants to increase cooperation for mutual development in the new situation.

He expressed his belief that under the leadership of the WPK, the DPRK people will surpass all difficulties and challenges to win more success in the cause of national construction, contributing to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

The Vietnamese official highlighted the traditional relationship between the two countries which was fostered by President Ho Chi Minh and President Kim Il-sung.

Over the past time, the relations between the two Parties, States and peoples have seen new developments which have been demonstrated through visits by high-ranking Party and State leaders and friendship exchanges between the two peoples, he said.

Head of the WPK delegation Kim Jong-in, Politburo alternate member and Central Committee Secretary, expressed his delight at the developing traditional friendship between the two Parties, States and peoples, adding that the visit to the DPRK by Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh in October, 2007 had pushed bilateral ties a new step forward.

The Party and State of the DPRK always attach importance to developing the multi-faceted cooperation with Vietnam , he affirmed.

On this occasion, the two sides compared notes on measures to enhance their bilateral cooperation in the time to come as well as regional and international issues of mutual concerns.

During their stay in the DPRK from July 24-30, the Vietnamese delegation attended activities to mark the 60 th anniversary of the victory of the Korean liberation war and visited several economic, cultural and historical facilities in Pyongyang. -VNA