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Hanoi (VNA) – The third theoretical workshop between the Communist Parties of Vietnam and Cuba opened in Hanoi on May 23, focusing on socio-economic development orientations, and political and ideological work. 

The Vietnamese delegation to the two-day function was led by Nguyen Van Nen, Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and chief of the CPVCC Office. Meanwhile, the Cuban delegation was headed by Jose Ramon Balaguer, Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee (CPCCC) and head of the CPCCC’s International Relations Department. 

In his opening remarks, Nen said the workshop offers an opportunity for the participants to exchange experience and discuss issues facing each country’s development.

It will also make it clear the CPV leadership during the reform process while updating the socio-economic development model in Cuba, he said. 

Nen stressed that Vietnam advocates developing the socialist-oriented market economy as summarised by the CPV after 30 years of reform.   

He cited the conclusion of the 12th Congress of the CPV as saying that the socialist-oriented market economy is an economy operating fully and synchronously in line with the rules of the market economy while ensuring socialist orientations suitable to each development stage of the country.

It is a modern and internationally integrated economy put under the management of the socialist state of the rule of law led by the CPV, for the goal of “prosperous people, a strong country, and a democratic, equitable and civilised society”.

Nen said the political and ideological work forms an important part in the Party’s operation, aiming to help Party officials and members and people thoroughly grasp Marxism-Leninism, Ho Chi Minh Thought as well as persistently purse of the goals of national independence, socialism, and reform. 

Jose Ramon Balaguer underscored the significance of the seventh Congress of the CPC in April 2016, which identified the national vision towards independence, sovereignty, socialism, democracy, prosperity and sustainability. 

The CPC will continue with the Party building and the political and ideological work in particular with priorities to be given to improving the combat capacity and discipline observance among Party officials and members in order to meet requirements for accelerating the updated socio-economic development model. 

Earlier, Hoang Binh Quan, member of the CPVCC and head of the CPVCC’s Commission for External Relations, held talks with Jose Ramon Balaguer, during which they discussed specific measures to forge cooperation between the two Parties and countries in the time ahead. -VNA