Party official visits Morocco to strengthen ties

June 04, 2024 - 22:48
Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the committee's Commission for Information and Education Nguyễn Trọng Nghĩa made a working trip to Morocco from May 29 – June 3.
The Vietnamese delegation and Speaker of the House of Councillors Enaam Mayara. – VNA/VNS Photo

RABAT – Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the committee's Commission for Information and Education Nguyễn Trọng Nghĩa made a working trip to Morocco from May 29 – June 3, which was met with enthusiasm from the host officials.

Speaker of the House of Councillors Enaam Mayara hailed the visit as an opportunity to review the achievements in cooperation between the Moroccan and Vietnamese legislatures. He expressed Morocco's willingness to welcome Vietnamese businesses and investors, highlighting potential for collaboration in the economic and trade sectors. Mayara also proposed facilitating exchanges between the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and Moroccan political parties.

Emphasising the importance of cultural ties and established relations, Mayara proposed leveraging these strengths to further bolster bilateral cooperation and contribute to peace and friendship. He extended an official invitation to Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Trần Thanh Mẫn to visit Morocco.

Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives Nadia Touhami, for her part, acknowledged Vietnam's impressive economic growth which was recognised by international financial institutions. She proposed establishing a "twin city" relationship between Casablanca and Ho Chi Minh City, and fostering South-South collaboration to address climate change challenges.

Nghĩa affirmed Vietnam's prioritisation of friendship and cooperation with Morocco. He outlined several proposals to enhance parliamentary ties, including exchange of delegations at all levels, collaboration in international forums, and strengthening the existing Friendship Parliamentarians Group mechanism.

He asked the Moroccan Parliament to facilitate business delegations from Morocco to explore opportunities in Vietnam's growing markets.

During a working session with General Secretary of Morocco's Party of Progress and Socialism (PPS) Nabil Benabdallah, Nghĩa said as of now, the CPV has relations with 253 parties in 115 countries worldwide, including 92 communist, 63 ruling parties, and 38 others joining ruling coalitions or governments. The CPV's foreign relations have yielded significant and comprehensive results, contributing to establishing an important political foundation for the stability, expansion and strengthening of Việt Nam's bilateral relations with other countries.

He emphasised the need for both the CPV and PPS to continue facilitating exchange of delegations and contacts at all levels, saying that this approach allows for the sharing of information, experiences and theories on Party building, mass mobilisation, global and regional issues of mutual concern.

Benabdallah also expressed his wish for mutual learning on political theory and socio-economic development strategies.

Nghia's visit also included productive discussions with the General Secretary of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri and Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication Mohamed Mehdi Bensaid. On those occasions, the official underscored Vietnam's commitment to multifaceted cooperation with Morocco, including collaboration in digital transformation, media exchange, and cultural promotion.

While in Morocco, the Vietnamese delegation also toured the Vietnam Village and the Vietnam Gate, symbolic landmarks of the growing ties between the two nations. - VNS