24/11/2016 10:02 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

President meets leaders of Italian parties

Rome, November 24 (VNA) – Vietnam attaches importance to developing the strategic partnership with Italy, its important partner in the EU, President Tran Dai Quang has told leaders of several Italian parties.

The President separately met with leaders of the Democratic Party, the Communist Refoundation Party and the Communist Party of Italy on November 23 (local time) as part of his State visit to the country.

At these meetings, the Vietnamese leader informed his hosts about outcomes of his talks with Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

He noted with pleasure the strong development of the bilateral relationship across fields since the two countries established their strategic partnership in January 2013.

President Quang also introduced socio-economic development orientations as well as foreign policy set by the 12th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), affirming that the Vietnamese Party treasures the traditional friendship with Italy’s left-wing parties.

He stressed the CPV’s stance on maintaining, consolidating and enhancing its relations with fraternal parties while expanding ties with major and ruling parties in foreign countries.

Reviewing the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Hanoi last October, the President noted the parties’ resolve to struggle for peace, independence, equality, democracy, civilisation and socialism.

The Vietnamese leader expressed his hope that the Italian left-wing parties and the CPV will increase meetings and experience sharing as well as support each other to achieve common objectives, contributing to deepening and materialising the bilateral strategic partnership.

In reply, the Italian hosts reassured the solidarity and friendship of their parties towards Vietnam’s past struggle for national liberation as well as the present cause of national construction.