Italian Communist Party leader greeted in Hanoi

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Politburo member and Head of the
Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education Vo Van
Thuong has affirmed that the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) wants to further
foster ties with the Communist Party of Italy (CPI).

During a reception in Hanoi on July 19 for CPI General
Secretary Mauro Alboresi, Thuong said the CPV is determined to build a strong
and transparent Party and consistent with the policy of extending ties with
major political parties worldwide.

Alboresi, for his part, said Vietnam’s achievements over the
past three decades provide a source of great inspiration for Italian communists
and progressive forces which are fighting for a better world and ideals of

He said the CPI will work to reinforce friendship and
cooperation between the two Parties, countries and peoples in the future,
adding that the CPI highly values Vietnam’s stance on the settlement of
disputes in the East Sea by peaceful means in line with international law,
including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS),
contributing to maintaining peace, stability and security in the region.

Earlier, the CPI leader held talks with head of the Party
Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Hoang Binh Quan, during
which both sides discussed several regional and global issues of shared
concern, including the East Sea issue and agreed on measures to promote ties
between the two Parties for the sake of bilateral strategic partnership.

During their stay, Alboresi and his entourage paid a tribute
to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum, held working sessions with leaders
of the Central Ideology Council, the Party Central Committee’s Economic
Commission, the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, the Vietnam Academy
of Social Sciences and the Vietnam-Italy Friendship Association, and made a
fact-finding trip to the northern province of Ha Giang.-VNA

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