Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) Vo Van Thuong has affirmed the consistent support and solidarity of the Party, State and people of Vietnam to their Cuban counterparts.
At a reception in Hanoi on January 12 for a visiting delegation from the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee’s Department for External Relations led by its deputy head Carlos Marsan, Thuong, who is also head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Information and Education, asked the two parties to make thorough preparations for delegation exchanges in 2018 and activities celebrating 45 years since the visit by Cuban leader Fidel Castro to the southern liberation zone of Vietnam (September 1973-2018).
He said he hopes that such activities will contribute to further deepening the exemplary brotherhood, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and loyal solidarity between the Parties, States and people of Vietnam and Cuba.
Carlos Marsan, in turn thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their unwavering support and solidarity given to Cuba, underlining his country’s determination to foster the bilateral special ties.
Regarding Cuba’s situation and its economic update achievements, he said the Party, Sate and people of Cuba will continue pursuing the goal of building Cuba into a prosperous socialist country.VOV
Earlier, Carlos Marsan met with Hoang Binh Quan, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for External Relations, and his deputy Nguyen Tuan Phong. Both sides compare notes on a host of regional and international issues of shared concern and agreed upon specific measures to reinforce ties between the two Parties and States.
During their stay, the Cuban delegation paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum, and laid flowers at the Statue of Jose Marti in Hanoi. They worked with representatives of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, the Communist Review, the Foreign Ministry, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations, and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee.
They also visited Ho Chi Minh City and Ninh Binh province.