Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ambassador Thien noted with pleasure the continuously developing friendship and brotherhood between the PCI and the CPV over the past 45 years.
He expressed his hope that the relationship will continue to be consolidated and fostered in the future.
As the left-wing movement and the communist party in particular in Italy are facing numerous difficulties, the congress offered a chance for PCI members to discuss the prospects and challenges to the communism and major issues in Italy, the region and the world at large.
The event approved a 54-page political document on the discussed issues and elected Mauro Alboresi as General Secretary of the party.
This was the first congress since the Italian communists renamed their party from the Party of the Italian Communists (PDCI) to the Italian Communist Party (PCI) in 2014.