Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh holding talks with First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Raul Castro and Chairman of the Cuban State Council and the Council of Minister Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HAVANA – Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh on Tuesday held talks with First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Raul Castro and Chairman of the Cuban State Council and the Council of Minister Miguel Diaz-Canel in Havana.
Thịnh, who is paying an official visit to Cuba from Monday until today, said Việt Nam treasures its long-standing relations with Cuba and has been consistent in its commitment to strengthening friendship, solidarity and co-operation between the two Parties, States and peoples.
Việt Nam will always assist Cuba in safeguarding, building and developing the country and supporting the ending of the US embargo against Cuba, Thịnh said.
The two sides recalled historical landmarks in Việt Nam – Cuba ties and special contributions by Presidents Hồ Chí Minh and Fidel Castro to the relationship before discussing the importance of the two countries’ co-operation ahead of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties (December 2, 1960).
Cuban leaders, for their part, thanked Việt Nam for its solidarity with and support for Cuba’s revolution.
The two sides agreed to work together to implement agreements reached by their leaders in recent visits to both countries and deepen relations and contribute to the development of both nations.
The same day, Thịnh and her high-ranking entourage visited the two countries’ joint rice production project.
The Vice President later joined Cuban Minister of Culture Alpidio Alonso Grau in the opening ceremony of the Vietnamese Cultural Days in Cuba, aimed at increasing understanding between the two nations and marking the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties. – VNS