On the sidelines of the congress, the Vietnamese delegation held talks with a PCP delegation headed by Party General Secretary Jeronimo de Sousa.

Hoang Binh Quan took the occasion to praise the PCP’s contributions to the international communist and worker’s movement.

 The scene of the 20th Congress of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) in Almada city, Portugal. Photo: Vietnam+
The two sides exchanged the situation of their respective parties, countries and the relationship between the two parties and countries.

They also compared notes on regional and international issues, including the East Sea issue, and discussed measures and ways to boost ties between the two parties.

The PCP appreciated the presence of the CPV high-level delegation at the congress. It hailed Vietnam’s successful organization of the meeting of international parties and workers in Hanoi, saying that it is an important landmark in cementing international communist, workers and leftist movement.

Jeronimo de Sousa expressed his joy at the CPV’s achievements in socialism construction and affirmed that the PCP is the CPV’s trusted friend.

The congress, with the theme “The Portuguese Communist Party with the workers and people, democracy and socialism,” convened 1,200 official delegates and guests representing leftist, progressive political forces, mass, social and professional organizations in Portugal.

Sixty-two international delegations representing communist parties and international workers attended the congress.

The congress elected a 146-member central executive committee and a 21-member Politburo.

Jeronimo de Sousa was re-elected as the PCP General Secretary.

Source: VNA