Vietnamese, French communist parties hold theoretical workshop hinh anh 1At the workshop (Photo: VNA)
Delegates from the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the French Communist Party (PCF) discussed opportunities and challenges in international integration and realising sustainable development goals in Vietnam and France during the two parties’ second theoretical workshop in Hanoi on October 28-29.

Politburo member Dinh The Huynh – who is Secretary of the Party Central Committee, head of its Commission for Popularisation and Education, and Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council – and PCF National Secretary Pierre Laurent chaired the event.

Under its consistent policy on international integration, Vietnam has stepped up relations with foreign partners and actively engaged in multilateral mechanisms, especially the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations (UN), Huynh said.

The country has also improved the efficiency of international cooperation in economics, culture, society, defence and security, contributing to national industrialisation, modernisation and sustainable development, he added.

Through the workshop, the two communist parties will share valuable experience in international integration to more effectively implement policies in the field as well as reinforce their traditional friendship and solidarity and contribute to the enhancement of the Vietnam-France strategic partnership.

The PCF National Secretary hailed the mechanism of the theoretical workshop, which he said serves as a bridge for the two sides to exchange information and increase cooperative ties.

The function is hoped to provide deeper analysis on the relations between the two countries, and the Asia-Europe rapport, thus helping drive the Vietnam-France strategic partnership forward and increasing solidarity between the two parties and peoples, Laurent added.-VNA