Vietnam, Cuba foster time-honoured friendship

Friday, 2018-08-10 16:47:23
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The painting contest will provide a good opportunity for the younger generation in Ho Chi Minh to learn more about the Cuban leader. (Photo: voh.com.vn)
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NDO - The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) held a get-together in the city on August 10, to mark the 65th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks (July 26, 1953) which the Cubans view as the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.

Also on the occasion, the HUFO launched a painting contest on the late Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro Ruz, for students in Ho Chi Minh City, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of his historic visit to a newly liberated area in Quang Tri and the 55th anniversary of the Cuban Committee of Solidarity with South Vietnam.

Speaking at the event, President of the Ho Chi Minh City’s Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Association, Truong Thi Hien, described the 1953 attack as a landmark that mirrored the undaunted spirit of the Cuban people under the leadership of President Fidel Castro, and provided a premise for Cuba’s cause of liberation, unification and construction.

She also emphasised that the special relations and cooperation between the two nations have been constantly developed in various fields and added that the painting contest will provide a good opportunity for the younger generation in Ho Chi Minh to learn more about the Cuban leader, contributing to fostering the time-honoured friendship between Vietnam and Cuba.

Cuban Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City, Indira Lopez Arguelles, expressed gratitude for the sentiments that the Vietnamese people in general and Ho Chi Minh City residents in particular sent to the Cuban people and promised that Cubans in Vietnam will make all-out efforts to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.