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Leaders of Indian communist parties receive Vietnamese delegation

New Delhi, September 1 (VNA) – Leaders of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the CPI – Marxist (CPI-M) hosted a reception on September 1 for a Vietnamese delegation who have been in New Delhi to attend the 9th Vietnam-India People’s Friendship Festival. 
During the meeting, CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy and CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury briefed the guests on the development of the two parties and India as a whole. 
They expressed their hopes that the two nations will make more efforts to promote cooperative relations, particularly after Vietnam and India upgraded the bilateral relationship to the level of comprehensive strategic partnership. 
The Indian party leaders also expected that under the sound leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), Vietnam would reap greater socio-economic achievements in the future. 
Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Bui Khac Son, who is head of the Vietnamese delegation, highlighted the traditional friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the CPV and the CPI as well as the CPI-M, which have continuously nurtured over generations. 
The Party, State and people of Vietnam always keep in mind the precious support the communist parties and people of India have provided for Vietnam during the past struggle for national liberation and the current cause of national construction and development, Son said. 
Son took this occasion to call on the CPI and CPI-M to continue backing the Vietnam-India multifaceted cooperation and comprehensive strategic partnership. 
He also expressed his hope that more people’s delegations and businesspeople from India will visit Vietnam in the coming time. 
Previously, Vietnamese entrepreneurs joining the delegation held a meeting with representatives of Indian firms, where they discussed cooperation opportunities, particularly in trade, tourism, and training. 
The visit is made at a time when Vietnam is celebrating the 72nd anniversary of National Day (September 2) and the two nations are marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties, the 10th founding anniversary of the Strategic Partnership and one year of establishing the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.