Top leaders of Vietnam sent messages of congratulations to their Cuban counterparts and to the people of the island on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
General secretary of the Communist Party and president of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, conveyed his congratulations to the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raúl Castro, and to the president of the Caribbean nation, Miguel Díaz-Canel.
Ministry of Information and Communication of Vietnam, in coordination with the Cuban Embassy in Hanoi, launched a joint collection of Vietnam-Cuba postage stamps, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between both nations.
The set includes two models of stamps, designed by the painter To Minh Trang of the Vietnam Post Corporation, and Roberto Menéndez Roiz of Correos de Cuba, and represent the Castle of Santo Domingo de Atarés (Cuba) and the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long (Vietnam).
Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, declared that Cuba is an important and reliable partner of the Indochinese nation, by intervening in an act to celebrate 60 years of bilateral diplomatic relations.
Chancellor stated that both countries have built a close friendship, comprehensive and deep cooperation relationship between the two Parties, Governments and Parliaments, as well as at all local and central levels, and between socio-political organizations and associations.
Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, received the Cuban ambassador, Lianys Torres Rivera, at the end of her mission in this country.
Xuan Phuc affirmed that the Vietnamese people have very much in mind the phrase of the historical leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro "For Vietnam, Cuba is willing to give even its own blood", and that Vietnam will always be at Cuba's side.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Cuban Government for sending medical experts to help Vietnam cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.