The event, organised by the Communist Party of India (CPI) to mark its 90th founding anniversary, aimed to foster the cooperation among communist parties and working class in Asia to address arising challenges posed by global capitalism. The participants pointed to the impacts of the domination of global capitalism on politics and socio-economic development worldwide, emphasising that the Asian region has been affected the most. They shared views on the need for the region to develop socialist measures to address the crisis while strengthening the connections among communist parties and working class across the world. For his part, the Vietnamese delegation head shared experiences in building Vietnamese socialism, especially the implementation of the socialist-oriented market economy, poverty reduction, hunger eradication, and the promotion of progress and social justice. Previously, the delegation had working meetings with leaders of the host country’s Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and several parties in a bid to foster the bilateral relations between Vietnam and India, as well as between the CPV and India’s ruling Parties. Vietnam and India generated more than US$5.6 billion from bilateral trade last year, a significant increase from US$1 billion in 2006. In the first seven months of 2015, the figure reached over US$3 billion, paving the way for a target of US$15 billion by 2020.