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Party chief attends CPC and World Political Parties Summit

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong led a high-ranking delegation of the CPV to attend the virtual summit of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and world political parties on July 6.

The event, an initiative of the CPC under the theme "For the People's Wellbeing: the Responsibility of Political Parties," attracted the participation of around 10,000 delegates from more than 500 political parties and organisations in over 160 countries in the world.

Addressing the summit, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese President Xi Jinping called for upholding and promoting the common values of humanity, which are peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom.

He urged political parties in the world to shoulder their responsibility for the pursuit of people's wellbeing and progress of mankind. He also called for international cooperation to fight the pandemic.

In his remarks, General Secretary Trong affirmed that the Vietnamese delegation attended the summit with an open and cooperative spirit, based on the external policy of independence, peace, friendship, cooperation and development, multilateralization and diversification of ties, and the tradition of pure internationalism and respect for the Vietnam-China relations.

The Vietnamese Party leader said political parties should accompany their governments to bring happiness to the people, actively engage in efforts to respond to global challenges; uphold the spirit of solidarity and sense of responsibility; foster dialogue, respect each other’s legitimate interest, and comply to international law, especially in addressing differences.

He said the most urgent issue of countries and political parties at present is to promote international cooperation to repel the COVID-19 pandemic, quickly restore socio-economic development and ensure social security.

The Party chief said Vietnam’s practical experience is to consider the people’s happiness as the target and rely on their invincible strength.

He thanked the people of other countries, political parties, socio-political organisations, including China, for their support and assistance to Vietnam throughout periods.

Leaders of political parties, heads of state and heads of government expressed their hope that China will grow stronger and contribute positively to peace, development and prosperity in the world.

The political parties held that the world's people have a common wish for peace and freedom, and the political parties are responsible for addressing issues of public concern, and cooperating in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and recovering socio-economic development.

The political parties also discussed their own concerns such as fighting against embargo, terrorism and war./