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General Secretary on State visit to Cuba

Released at: 16:57, 30/03/2018

General Secretary on State visit to Cuba

Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong (L) met with President Raul Castro on March 29 in Havana (Photo: VNA)

Two countries agree to work together to increase economic ties during Party Chief's State visit to Cuba from March 28 to 30.

by Long Van

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro in Havana on the afternoon of March 29 (local time), during Mr. Trong’s official visit to the country from March 28 to 30, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

President Castro said the General Secretary’s State visit holds special importance for the reinforcement of ties between the two Parties, States, and peoples.

He congratulated Vietnam on its enormous achievements over 30 years of doi moi (economic renovation), expressing his belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Vietnamese people will continue to gain more victories in national development and protection. 

General Secretary Trong underlined that the Party, State and people of Vietnam have a sincere friendship with their Cuban counterparts. He stressed late President Fidel Castro was a big friend of Vietnam, and his example, ideology and revolutionary career will live on in the hearts of the two peoples forever.

He also congratulated the Cuban Party, State and people on their persistence in the revolutionary path, accomplishments in updating their socioeconomic model, initiated and implemented by the PCC, and recent successful local and national assembly elections.

He believes the Cuban Party, State and people will maintain solidarity and tackle all challenges and difficulties to promote the country’s revolutionary cause.

The two leaders noted that the special Cuba-Vietnam relationship, nurtured by late President Ho Chi Minh and President Fidel Castro, is a priceless asset of the two Parties, States and peoples. The two sides need to make unceasing efforts to protect, develop and pass those ties down to future generations.

President Castro lauded the support the Vietnamese Party, State and people have given to Cuba, appreciating Vietnam’s decision to free the Cuban Government from its debt to Vietnam during the visit.

Noting with pleasure the fruitful relationship between Vietnam and Cuba, the leaders agreed to increase high-level exchanges and meetings, improve the quality and efficiency of cooperation mechanisms, and implement signed agreements. 

At the same time, they will intensify the sharing of experience, especially in leadership and management training, socioeconomic development, and Party building. 

Host and guest decided to step up cooperation in economics, trade, investment and education for the younger generation, while continuing close affiliations in national defense and security as well as external affairs. 

Apart from enhancing mutual support and coordination at multilateral forums, the two sides will intensify people-to-people exchanges and the education of young people. 

The leaders also agreed to work together to seek solutions to elevate bilateral economic ties more effectively, matching the potential for cooperation. 

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