A Vietnamese Party delegation led by Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Affairs Pham Quang Thao paid working visits to Mexico and El Salvador from March 12-18.

In Mexico, Thao attended and delivered a speech at the international seminar themed “The Parties and A New Society”, held by the Mexican Labour Party (PT) and attended by more than 700 delegates from 40 nations worldwide.

In his speech, he briefed participants on the achievements of and challenges facing Vietnam during its 30-year Doi Moi (reform) process.

Thanks to the sound leadership of the Communist Party, Vietnam has achieved numerous results in developing its socialist-oriented market economy, accelerating industrialisation and modernisation and expanding international cooperation.

Vietnam’s reform cause has received significant support from the international community, including Mexico and Latin America, affirmed Thao.

On the sideline of the seminar, the Vietnamese delegation met with other foreign delegations, including those from Cuba and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

It was also received by PT General Secretary and Senator Alberto Anaya Gutierrez and Secretary for External Relations of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) Javier Vega Camargo.

While in El Salvador, the Vietnamese delegation met with General Secretary of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) Medardo Gonzalez, Vice President Oscar Ortiz and Speaker of the Parliament Sigfrido Reyes.

The Salvadoran leaders thanked Vietnam for supporting the FMLN’s struggle against dictators in the past and expressed their hope for intensified cooperation through delegation exchanges and sharing experience in socio-economic development during the reform process.-VNA