Party chief’s busy day in Cuba
18:44 | 11/04/2012

VGP – Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and his entourage on April 10 visited a Việt Nam-backed rice cultivation field in Pinar del Rio province, attended a meeting on friendship and solidarity between Việt Nam and Cuba and met with Vietnamese overseas community in Havana during his official visit to the Caribbean country.   

Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (standing on the podium) addresses at the meeting on friendship and solidarity between Việt Nam and Cuba, La Habana – Photo: VOV

The Party chief highly spoke of the positive cooperation between Vietnamese agricultural experts and Cuban farmers in expanding rice cultivation area to over 3,000 hectares and raising productivity while visiting the rice field.

General Secretary Trọng suggested the two sides foster cooperation and fruitfully realize the project so as to bring substantial benefits for local residents and contribute to the bilateral ties.

At the meeting on friendship and solidarity between the two countries in Hai Phong Wharf in Havana Port the same day, the Party chief highlighted that the friendship and solidarity between Việt Nam has surmounted numerous difficulties and undergone historic changes over the past 50 years to become an invaluable asset of the two parties and peoples.

Việt Nam always remembers solidarity and assistance of the Party, State and people of Cuba to its national liberalization in the past and the current renovation, said the Party chief.

He reaffirmed Việt Nam’s consistent solidarity with Cuban people and its support for the lifting of sanctions against Cuba.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese Party leader presented 5,000 tons of rice to Cuba as a solidarity gift from the Vietnamese people.   

Visiting the Vietnamese embassy in Cuba, the General Secretary called upon Vietnamese diplomats to work harder to foster cooperation with relevant local ministries and agencies to successfully realize the newly-signed agreements between the two countries./.

By Kim Loan   

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