Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Marcelino Medina Gonzalez held the sixth political consultation at the deputy foreign ministerial level on March 2 in the form of a videoconference.
Those in attendance also included Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Le Thanh Tung, Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Nicolas Hernandez, Interim Ambassador of the Cuban Embassy in Vietnam Irmina del Pilar alongside representatives from the two nations' foreign ministries.
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son attends the 6th Vietnam -Cuba Political Consultation (Photo: baoquocte.vn)
Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son briefed the participants on the domestic situation, including the outstanding results of the 13th National Party Congress, COVID-19 response measures, and efforts to ensure socio economic development and social security.
He affirmed that Vietnam always attaches great importance to and wishes to continue deepening the special traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cuba.
Deputy FM Marcelino Medina Gonzalez, in turn, informed about the Cuban situation and a range of measures to remove difficulties caused by the embargo and the COVID-19 pandemic, and carry out the updating of socio-economic development models.
Both sides reviewed the areas of bilateral cooperation and discussed measures to further develop a deeper and more comprehensive bilateral relationship in the time ahead.
They agreed to continue to work closely to intensify high-level exchange visits when conditions permit, effectively implement cooperation mechanisms, and strengthen exchanges between ministries, sectors and the business community in an effort to promote trade and investment cooperation in areas such as food security, education, health, science - technology, culture, sports and tourism.
The pair also compared notes on international and regional issues of shared concern and consented to continue their close coordination and mutual support at international organizations and multilateral forums to which Vietnam and Cuba are members.VNA