Vietnam active at conference of Asian Political Parties in Iran

Monday, 2018-02-05 11:09:46
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Vice Chairman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Nguyen Manh Cuong. (Photo: VOV)
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NDO/VNA – The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) sent a delegation to the 29th Standing Committee Meeting of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) held in Tehran, Iran, from February 1-4.

The Vietnamese delegation, led by Vice Chairman of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Nguyen Manh Cuong, attended and presented several papers during several sessions of the meeting, which reviewed the activities of ICAPP in 2017 and discussed its directions for 2018.

Participants at the meeting highlighted the important role of political parties in social development and progress in their countries, in preventing the spread of extremism and terrorism via maintaining equality, and in erasing social gaps and connecting generations.

On the occasion, the ICAPP, in collaboration with the Islamic Coalition Party (Montalefeh) of Iran, organised a workshop on the Silk Road, attracting the participation of nearly 200 delegates representing 38 political parties of 24 nations.

The delegates lauded the economic connectivity initiatives, including resuming the ancient Silk Road, thus boosting trade in Asia and between Asia and Europe.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Vietnamese delegation held many discussions with the participating parties on how to strengthen their ties and realise the agreements reached between the CPV and the parties.