Communist parties of Vietnam, Greece enhance cooperation

Friday, 2019-09-20 10:57:02
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The working session between a CPV delegation led by Politburo member and head of the committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh and General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumpas and other leaders of the KKE. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – A senior official of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) affirmed the CPV’s commitment to strengthening the traditional friendship with the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) during a meeting in Athens on September 18.

The working session took place between a CPV delegation led by Politburo member and head of the committee’s Economic Commission, Nguyen Van Binh, and General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumpas and other leaders of the KKE.

Binh thanked the KKE and the Greek people for supporting Vietnam’s struggle for national liberation and reunification in the past, as well as national development and defence at present, while reiterating the CPV’s policy on fostering the traditional ties with the KKE.

He informed the Greek side about the recent actions jeopardising peace, stability, security and safety of navigation and aviation in the East Sea.

He asked the KKE to bring into play its role and influence to call for the Greek Government and European countries to support Vietnam’s stance that is disputes must be resolved by diplomatic and peaceful measures without using force or threatening to use force, and in compliance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

For his part, General Secretary Koutsoumpas said with the KKE’s stature and role in the Greek parliament, the European Parliament and mass organisations, it pledges to strongly promote relations between the two parties, states and peoples.

He also reaffirmed the support for Vietnam’s stance on the settlement of the East Sea issue.

Also on September 18, the head of the CPV Central Committee’s Economic Commission attended a business forum co-organised by the embassies of ASEAN countries and several organisations of Greek enterprises.

Binh took the occasion to introduce the Vietnamese economy’s integration into the world’s economy.

He affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and State is committed to creating an optimal business climate for foreign businesses, including those from Greece, adding that there remain huge potential for bilateral cooperation, especially after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and Investment Protection Agreement officially take effect.

Following the trip to Greece, the CPV delegation will visit Portugal, Spain and Belgium.