Vietnam treasures solidarity, friendship with Cuba: Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh

Update: 09:29 | 02/12/2020
Vietnam and Cuba have enjoyed a special friendship, solidarity and mutual trust in the past six decades, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on December 1.
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Mít tinh kỷ niệm 60 năm thiết lập quan hệ ngoại giao Việt Nam - Cuba
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh speaks at the event. (Photo: Tuan Anh)

Attending a meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam - Cuba diplomatic relations, Minh stressed Vietnam always treasures the valuable assistance from Cuba to the Southeast Asian nation during its struggle for independence as well as the cause of national construction and defence.

Together with the whole-hearted support in the fields of politics and foreign affairs, Cuba sent thousands of engineers, workers, doctors and experts to Vietnam, while helping the country train thousands of students and assisting it with a wide range of equipment, machines, medicines and food even in the time when Cuba faced formidable challenges, he added.

In return, Vietnam has stood shoulder to shoulder with Cuba when the latter is in difficult socio-economic situation, he said, highlighting Vietnam shared reform experience with Cuba when the nation started the update of economic model in 2011, provides stable supply of rice for the nation, and helps it with many practical cooperation programmes.

Minh affirmed Cuba remains an important and trustworthy partner of Vietnam, and both sides have developed a close-knit friendship and cooperation between the two parties, governments, parliaments, and localities.

He laid a stress on the firm determination of leaders of both sides to make the bilateral relations deeper, more stable and sustainable; and develop the economic ties on par with the political relations for the cause of national construction and development in each nation, as well as for peace, stability, cooperation and development in two regions and the world.

Meanwhile, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations Nguyen Phuong Nga said that the Vietnam-Cuba friendship has become a symbol for international solidarity during the struggle for independence, freedom, sovereignty and right of self-determination for all peoples.

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Cuban Ambassador receives “For peace and friendship among nations” insignia

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(Source: VNA)