The delegation, led by member of the CPV Central Committee and Secretary of the Party Committee of Bac Kan province Hoang Duy Chinh, joined more than 1,000 delegates from over 400 political parties, organizations and social movements in the Latin American region, along with more than 360 delegates from 21 countries in the forum.

The Vietnamese delegation and members of the ruling Social Democratic Progress Party

They attended meetings and workshops within the forum's framework, and the second meeting of political and social organizations of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC Social 2024).

Speaking at the forum, Chinh affirmed that Vietnam highly valued the forum’s important role and influence in strengthening solidarity and promoting regional integration, and enhancing opinion exchanges among political parties and organizations in the face of volatility in the world situation and common challenges.

On this occasion, Chinh informed the participants about Vietnam’s outstanding achievements in socio-economic development and foreign affairs, and preparations for the 14th National Party Congress.

Vietnam attaches importance to the consolidation, expansion and intensification of cooperative relations with political parties, socio-political organizations, and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, he said.

Heads of delegations from many political parties and organizations appreciated the CPV’s consistent support for and continual participation in the forum. They described the CPV’s achievements and Doi moi (Renewal) experiences as a great source of encouragement for the left-wing movement and the cause of building a new society of countries in the region.

On the sidelines of the forum, the CPV delegation had meetings with the secretaries-general of the Sao Paulo Forum and the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA), and delegations of the Communist Party of Cuba, United Socialist Party of Venezuela, Brazilian Labor Party, Mexican Labor Party, Communist Party of Bolivia, Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front of El Salvador, and the Movement for Social Justice of Trinidad and Tobago to discuss measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation and expanding relations with the regional political parties.

Secretary of the Party Committee of Bac Kan province Hoang Duy Chinh (left) and Honduran President Xiomara Castro

During the working visits to Honduras and Costa Rica, the CPV delegation paid a courtesy call on Honduran President Xiomara Castro, and had working sessions with general coordinator of the ruling LIBRE party Manuel Zelaya and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Honduras who is also head of the LIBRE Central Committee's external affairs division.

They also held talks with leaders of the Broad Front (FA) - a left-wing political party in Costa Rica, and also met with representatives from the ruling Social Democratic Progress Party (PPSD) in this country.

High-ranking leaders of the governments and political parties of the two countries all expressed the importance they attach to the relations with the CPV and Vietnam. They agreed to promote the role of party-to-party ties in consolidating the political foundation, soon complete bilateral cooperation mechanisms, and promote potential cooperation areas, especially trade, investment and tourism, between their countries and Vietnam.

Source: VNA