Peruvian Communist Party Seeks Advice from Vietnam on Socialist Model

During a meeting with Phan Anh Son, the President of the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organizations, in Hanoi on November 19th, Luis Villanueva Carbajal, the General Secretary of the Peruvian Communist Party, expressed the party's aspiration for Vietnam's journey towards socialism.

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Based on Luis Villanueva Carbajal, Vietnam, and Peru have had a long-standing traditional friendship. However, the current bilateral relationship does not match the potential and tradition of friendship between the two sides. The visit of the high-ranking delegation from the Peruvian Communist Party to Vietnam from November 9 to 19 aimed to gain insights into Vietnam’s path to socialism, its current foreign policy, how the country strengthens and develops relations with other countries, especially major powers, while ensuring the principles of respect for independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and political regime, and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs. The delegation also sought discussion with partners and friends to find ways to contribute to promoting friendly relations between the two countries.

In his meeting with the General Secretary of the Peruvian Communist Party, President Phan Anh Son informed him that after nearly 40 years of Doi Moi (Renovation), Vietnam is now a developing country with a population of nearly 100 million people. Its GDP in 2023 is expected to reach nearly USD 430 billion. Vietnam aims to become an upper-middle-income country by 2030 and a high-income country by 2045. The 13th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam has adopted a socio-economic development strategy for the period 2021-2030, with a focus on three major breakthroughs: infrastructure, institutions, and human resource development.

Peruvian Communist Party Looks to Consult Vietnam's Path to Socialism
The President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, Phan Anh Son, met with the General Secretary of the Peruvian Communist Party, Luis Villanueva Carbajal, in Hanoi on November 19. (Photo: Thu Ha)

In the new situation and context, Vietnam has adjusted its foreign policy while steadfastly maintaining and promoting Ho Chi Minh’s diplomatic ideology, which includes: National independence associated with socialism; Independence, autonomy, and international solidarity; Peace, openness, building more friendships and reducing hostilities. This is reflected in Vietnam’s foreign policy of diversification, multilateralization, and comprehensive and extensive international integration. Vietnam is regarded as a friend, a reliable partner, and an active and responsible member of the international community. Currently, Vietnam has established relations with 193 United Nations member states and 247 political parties in 117 countries.

Phan Anh Son affirmed that Vietnam remains steadfast on the path to socialism, with the goal of building a “wealthy people, strong country, just and civilized society.” To achieve this goal, Vietnam needs to develop its economy while safeguarding the environment and ensuring social justice, narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor, and ensuring that all economic sectors play essential roles in the country’s development. Regarding culture, it is essential to preserve and promote the best of traditional culture while also learning from global culture. In terms of leadership and national governance, there needs to be appropriate development mechanisms and policies in line with current times, scientific and technological advances, laws, and global trends. It is crucial to build a team of officials that meet the country’s and Party’s requirements. They must possess expertise, experience, leadership, and management skills and prioritize the interests of the nation and its people, committing to no corruption or wasteful behavior.

Luis Villanueva Carbajal congratulated Vietnam on its development achievements, and both sides agreed to continue connecting, exchanging, and cooperating in the future.

Valerie Mai