Dominican Republic wants to boost ties with Việt Nam

Update: July, 16/2018 - 09:00
Nguyễn Đức Lợi, a member of the Communist Party of Việt Nam’s  (CPV) Central Committee meets with President of the Senate Reinaldo Pared Pérez during is official visit to the country from July 11-14. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Hà

SANTO DOMMIGO — Leaders of the Government, parliament and many political parties in the Dominican Republic have affirmed their wish to develop ties with Việt Nam during their meetings with Nguyễn Đức Lợi, a member of the Communist Party of Việt Nam’s  (CPV) Central Committee, who is leading a CPV delegation on an official visit to the country from July 11-14.

President of the Senate Reinaldo Pared Pérez, who is also general secretary of the Dominican Liberation Party (DLP) expressed his admiration of Việt Nam’s economic achievements. He expressed a wish to increase relations between the DLP, which is leading the ruling alliance in the Dominican Republic, and the CPV.

The Senate President also pledged to inform relevant ministries and agencies on the outcomes of his meeting with the Vietnamese delegation in order to seek specific steps to push bilateral cooperation forward.

Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas confirmed the Dominican Republic’s plan to open an embassy in Hà Nội to bolster bilateral ties across all fields.

General Secretary of the United Left Movement (MIU) and Minister for Regional Integration Policies Miguel Mejía, and Senator Cristina Lizardo, a member of the DLP, said they are happy with new opportunities for development between Việt Nam and the Dominican Republic at a time when the Dominican Republic is looking to expand relations with Asian countries, including Việt Nam. They affirmed that the MIU and DLP are willing to work as a bridge for bilateral cooperative projects.

During the meetings, Nguyễn Đức Lợi, who is also Director General of the Vietnam News Agency, reiterated the policy of the CPV and the Vietnamese State to intensify international integration, increase the sharing of experience and information, and coordinate actions with all political parties worldwide for the goal of peace, national independence, democracy and social progress.

He briefed the host country’s officials on the development guidelines and policies of the CPV and the State of Việt Nam.

As part of the visit, the CPV delegation attended a ceremony to honour President Ho Chi Minh at the square and monument named after him in Santo Domingo, granted interviews to several TV channels and toured several administrative, economic, cultural and transport facilities. —VNA