Vietnam keen on fostering traditional solidarity with Cuba: VUFO

Saturday, 2018-01-13 10:52:31
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NDO/VNA – Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Don Tuan Phong has affirmed that his organisation has always showed solidarity with Cuba in every people’s forum in the world.

Receiving a delegation from the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee’s Department for External Relations led by its deputy head Carlos Marsan, Phong said that, in 2018, the VUFO and the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association will cooperate closely with the Cuban side in celebrating 45 years since Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s visit to Vietnam (1973-2018).

Vietnam will welcome delegations from the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples and the Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Association in March this year, he said, adding that he hopes the activities would help to foster the friendship and solidarity between the two countries’ people.

Carlos Marsan thanked the VUFO and the Vietnamese people in general for their warm sentiments towards Cuba. He also appreciated Vietnam’s support in overcoming the consequences of storm Irma in September last year.

He said that the sound sentiments between the Vietnamese and Cuban people should be passed on to younger generations, considering it one of the focal tasks of the Communist Party of Cuba in 2018.

He held that Vietnamese firms’ interest in the Cuban market is a favourable condition to boost the economic connection between the two countries and make it match their sound bilateral political relations.