The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) will host the 19th meeting of International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) Standing Committee on April 25 in Hanoi.

The news was announced by the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Affairs at a press conference on April 24.

This is the first time the CPV, as a member of the ICAPP Standing Committee, will host the event.

The event is expected to attract the participation of 135 delegations from Asian countries’ ruling and political parties, and regional and international guests and observers.

ICAPP includes 340 member parties from 35 countries. The forum aims to promote exchanges and cooperation between political parties from different countries with various ideologies, strengthen mutual understanding and trust among Asian countries, and foster regional and international peace and prosperity.

Working as the operating body of ICAPP, the ICAPP Standing Committee, with 22 member parties, will hold its meeting annually.

The CPV has been an ICAPP member since the conference was launched in 2000.

The Party was voted to the Standing Committee in the 3 rd ICAPP General Assembly in 2004, and has held its position ever since.-vna