President jets off to Cuba for official visit, UN General Assembly’s general debate

21:04 18/09/2021

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation left Hanoi on the night of September 17 for an official visit to Cuba from September 18-21 at the invitation of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) Central Committee and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz Canel.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc

This is a historic visit as President Nguyen Xuan Phuc is the first foreign head of state to visit Cuba after the Caribbean nation successfully organized the 8th Party Congress and Vietnam also successfully held the 13th National Party Congress.

The visit also demonstrates Vietnam's solidarity and great support for Cuba, especially in the context that both nations still face numerous difficulties. It will help deepen bilateral relations and ramp up cooperation in a variety of fields in a more substantive and effective manner.

Later from September 21-24, the President and his delegation are scheduled to attend the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly's 76th session and hold several bilateral activities in the US.

The activities is designed to carry out external policy of the 13th National Party Congress and  promote multilateral diplomacy till 2030.

It also conveys a message at the highest level to international friends about a dynamic, innovative, thriving and peace-loving nation, upholds multilateralism and indicates its role and position as a responsible member and makes practical contributions to activities of the UN and international community.

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