Foster, strengthen VN-Cuban ties: Party leader

Jun 14, 2017 | 04:07 PM GMT+7

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday said the Communist Parties of Viet Nam and Cuba should spare no effort in strengthening and fostering the long-standing, model fraternity between the two countries.

Foster, strengthen VN-Cuban ties: Party leader
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) receives Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly, Esteban Lazo Hernandez, in Ha Noi yesterday. Photo: VNS

The effort is particularly important given complicated developments in the international situation, he said at a reception held in Ha Noi yesterday for Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernandez.

The Party leader pledged that the Vietnamese Party, State and people will always stand side by side with Cuba in its struggle for the goals and noble ideals of socialism.

"Viet Nam will accompany Cuba in updating its socio-economic development model and is willing to share the country’s experiences in its own 30-year renewal process," he said.

Trọng also expressed his belief that the Cuban NA Chairman’s visit would contribute to enhancing the model fraternity, traditional friendship, comprehensive co-operation and solidarity between the two Parties, States, legislatures and people.

Lazo Hernandez congratulated Viet Nam on its notable achievements of the past 30 years of Doi Moi, describing them as valuable experience for Cuba in updating its own socio-economic development model.

Informing his host about the outcome of his talks with Vietnamese Government and NA leaders, Hernandez affirmed his determination to deepen relations between the two Parties, legislative bodies and people.

The Cuban top legislator is on an official visit to Viet Nam from June 11-18 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.