Major General Do Thanh Phong, Deputy Director of the Department of Political Education and Information under Vietnam’s General Department of Political Affairs (left), and Senior Lieutenant General Alvaro Lopez Miera

The episode named “Two hearts beat as one,” was handed over to the Cuban side by a delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense at the headquarters of the Cuban ministry in La Habana capital and screened at the ceremony on March 20.

Speaking at the event, Three-star General Alvaro Lopez Miera, Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, and Two-star General Victor Rojo Ramos, Chief of the Political Directorate of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba, highly valued the quality of the episode, affirming that the episode honestly featured the history and had a profound content and educational significance for the two peoples and militaries.

The two Cuban officials underlined the special political meaning of the documentary film and hoped that the remaining episodes will soon be completed.

The documentary film is one of the five products of the dossier about the 60-year history of defense relations between Vietnam and Cuba.

Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh speaks at the event.

For the Vietnamese part, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, former Vietnamese Deputy Defense Minister and the adviser of the film, said only when the historical spirit and achievements of the past are promoted at the present, does the cooperation in historical memory maintenance make sense.

Gen. Vinh added both sides have stood side by side in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and provided mutual support and shared experience in national construction and protection.

The episode “Two hearts beat as one” was broadcast on the Vietnam Television and National Defense TV channels and received the National External Information Service Awards. The second and third episodes are being produced in Cuba.

Translated by Quynh Oanh