Vietnamese President receives leaders of Indian political parties

Sunday, 2018-03-04 10:50:37
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President Tran Dai Quang and General Secretary of the Communist Party of India, Sudhakar Reddy.
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NDO/VNA – President Tran Dai Quang received General Secretary Sudhakar Reddy of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and General Secretary Sitaram Yechury of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM) in New Delhi on March 4 as part of his three-day State visit to India.

President Quang thanked the CPI and CPIM for their valuable support to the Communist Party of Vietnam and Vietnamese people during their past struggle for independence as well as the current process of national construction and development.

The President also showed his appreciation for Yechury who took to the streets to join demonstrations in support of Vietnam during wartime.

Reddy and Yechury, for their part, congratulated Vietnam on its socio-economic development. They said they will continue working to maintain a close friendship between the people of the two nations and foster the implementation of Vietnam-India agreements reached during this visit to further expand the long-standing bilateral ties.

President Quang took this occasion to invite Reddy and Yechury to visit Vietnam at a convenient time.

President Tran Dai Quang (right) and General Secretary Sitaram Yechury of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

The same day, President Quang also hosted a reception for President of the Indo-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group Dr. Keshava Rao and Vietnam’s Honorary Consul in Nepal Dr. Rajesh Kazi Shrestha.

The Vietnamese leader congratulated Dr. Rao upon his new election as the group’s president, expressing his hope that, as a prestigious Indian senator, he will play an active role in strengthening the bilateral relationship.

The Indo-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group was formed as a result of the India visit by National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in December 2016, reflecting the two legislative bodies’ good relations in recent years, Rao said.

As the chair of the group, he vowed to bolster delegation exchanges and cooperation between the parliaments’ committees and within the group as well as their partnership at international and regional parliamentary forums of which both sides are members.