Cuba and Vietnam celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations in Hanoi

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.

He also highlighted the close mutual coordination in international forums, adding that as president of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2020, Vietnam and other member countries of the group promoted cooperation with Cuba.

He reiterated Hanoi's determination to further promote multifaceted relations with Cuba, through the implementation of high-level agreements, for the benefit of the development of each country and peace, stability, cooperation and progress in the region and the world.

The activity was attended by senior leaders from Vietnam, representatives of friendship organizations and Vietnamese who lived in Cuba, as well as workers from the Embassy of the Caribbean nation and Cubans who live in Vietnam.

Speaking, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, president of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, reviewed the history of bilateral relations, which, she stated, constitute a symbol of internationalist solidarity between the peoples in the just struggle for independence, freedom, sovereignty and self-determination.

Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera stressed that COVID-19 did not prevent Cubans and Vietnamese from celebrating the important anniversary of relations between the two countries, with video conferences, photographic exhibitions, drawing contests, friendly meetings, cultural galas, decorations, press reports, documentaries, cancellations of postage stamps, special editions of magazines, and the publication of at least three books on the ties between Hanoi and Havana.

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