Poland and its left wing party, the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) consider Vietnam as an important partner in Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific, affirmed SLD Chairman G. Napieralski.

Chairman G. Napieralski made the statement at a reception given by Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) Secretariat, in Hanoi on April 25.

He said he hoped the Vietnam-Poland cooperative relations would continue to develop, particularly in economics, investment, culture, science-technology, education-training, shipbuilding, marine transport and energy.

The Vietnamese Party, State and people attach importance to the traditional friendship and cooperation with Poland and SLD, stressed Politburo member Sang.

He shared the same view with the guest on the importance of developing the active relationship between the two Parties and helping to enhance the relationship between the national assemblies and mass organisations of the two countries.

Earlier, SLD Chairman G. Napieralski held talks with CPVCC member and Director of the CPVCC Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan on issues of mutual concern and measures to promote bilateral relations between the two Parties and countries.

The Polish delegation worked with leaders and toured a number of cultural and socio-economic establishments in Hanoi and the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh./.