President Vo Van Thuong (right) and President of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba Esteban Lazo Hernandez

At a reception for Hernandez in Hanoi on September 25, President Vo Van Thuong said this is a special occasion to review the tradition of cooperation and solidarity between the two countries and to reminisce about the sentiments of Fidel Castro, the State and people of Cuba for the Vietnamese people's struggle for national liberation, construction and development.

Vietnam has consistently supported Cuba's cause of national construction and development and stayed ready to share difficulties and challenges caused by sanctions, natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic with Cuba, he said, adding that at many global and regional forums, Vietnam always conveyed messages calling for the end of the blockade against Cuba.

President Vo Van Thuong proposed the two countries continue working closely together to make the bilateral comprehensive cooperation increasingly practical through the effective implementation of high-level agreements and existing cooperation mechanisms, bring into full play the good results of dialogue and cooperation mechanisms, and promote parliamentary diplomacy and people-to-people exchanges.

Congratulating Cuba on successfully hosting the G77+China Summit with the Havana Declaration, which showed Cuba's positive contribution to global issues and its growing position in the international arena.

An overview of the reception

While affirming that Vietnam always exerts its utmost efforts to support and collaborate with Cuba, President Vo Van Thuong agreed with Hernandez’s proposals to encourage Vietnamese businesses to invest in Cuba, boost two-way trade and create favorable conditions for goods of the two nations to access each other's markets.

Hernandez, for his part, conveyed the regards of Gen. Raúl Castro Ruz and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel to President Vo Van Thuong.

Cuba always treasures and wants to deepen the special traditional relationship and comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam, he said.

The Cuban leader expressed his wish that Vietnam would continue accompanying and sharing experiences and lessons learned from its renewal process with the Cuban people.

Cuba hopes to learn from Vietnam's experiences in organizing and managing small-sized enterprises and also looks forward to Vietnamese firms investing more strongly in Cuba in the coming time, he added.

Source: VNA