Cuban Communist Party delegation welcomed in Hanoi
Friday, 2018-01-12 14:31:38
NDO/VNA – Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) Vo Van Thuong has affirmed the consistent support and solidarity of the Vietnamese Party, State and people towards their Cuban counterparts.
He made the affirmation at a reception in Hanoi, on January 12, for a visiting delegation from the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee’s Department for External Relations led by its deputy head Carlos Marsan.
Politburo member Thuong, who is also head of the CPVCC’s Commission for Information and Education, suggested that the two parties actively prepare for further delegation exchanges in 2018, as well as activities to celebrate 45 years since the visit made by Cuban leader Fidel Castro to the southern liberation zone of Vietnam (September 1973-2018).
He said he believes that such activities would contribute to further deepening the exemplary brotherhood, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and loyal solidarity between the Parties, States and people of Vietnam and Cuba.
For his part, Carlos Marsan thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for the consistent support and solidarity given to Cuba, emphasising his country’s determination to reinforce their special bilateral ties.
Briefing his host on Cuba’s situation and its current economic achievements, he said that the Party, Sate and people of Cuba will continue pursuing the goal of building Cuba into a prosperous socialist country.
Earlier, Carlos Marsan met with Hoang Binh Quan, head of the CPVCC’s Commission for External Relations, and his deputy Nguyen Tuan Phong. The two sides discussed a wide range of regional and international issues of mutual concern and agreed on a number of specific measures to foster the ties between the two Parties and States.
During their stay, the Cuban delegation paid tribute to late President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum and laid flowers at the Statue of Jose Marti in Hanoi. They worked with representatives of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, the Communist Review, the Foreign Ministry, the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee.
They also visited Ho Chi Minh City and Ninh Binh province.