Visit to Cuba of the leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam will strengthen friendship, Ambassador said

Cuban ambassador, Lianys Torres Rivera, spoke with the Vietnamese News Agency (VNA) about the excellent bilateral ties, on the occasion of the upcoming visit to Cuba by the leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam (PCV), Nguyen Phu Trong.

The Cuban diplomat evoked the Vietnamese leader's last visit to Cuba in 2012, when he met the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, and received, from the President Raúl Castro Ruz, the José Martí Order, maximum distinction granted by the Cuban State.

Torres Rivera stressed that this new visit of Phu Trong, which will significantly contribute to further strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and solidarity between the two countries, takes place in a special context, because 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of Fidel's presence in the liberated area of Quang Tri and the 55th of the foundation of the Cuban Committee of Solidarity with South Vietnam.

She also pointed out that cooperation between Cuba and Vietnam today shows progress in several fields, and stressed that there are still many spaces and potentialities for the development of joint initiatives.

She mentioned that bilateral cooperation has now been carried out in the areas of agriculture, medical services, biotechnology, construction and the judicial branch, although there are exchanges in many other areas.

She assured that on this occasion, Cuba and Vietnam will reaffirm their commitment to continue preserving their historical legacy and working to face the challenges of the 21st century, for the well-being of both nations.

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