Party chief meets ASEAN ambassadors on Lunar New Year

Party chief meets ASEAN ambassadors on Lunar New Year

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on February 23 for ambassadors and charges d’affaires of nine ASEAN countries on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet).

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