Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee Phan Van Mai has promised to boost the relationship between Vietnam and Cuba at a reception on May 19 for Orlando Nicolas Hernandez Guillen, the new Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam.
Mai and the Ambassador agreed to promote cooperation between the two countries in the fields of diplomacy, youth and cultural exchange.
The historic friendship between Cuba and Vietnam was once again evidenced during a ceremony held in Hanoi on Thursday in which Cubans and Vietnamese honored their two great national heroes, Jose Marti and Ho Chi Minh.
By chance, Marti fell in combat on May 19, 1995 and on the same day, but five years earlier, the man who history would recognize as the father of the Vietnamese homeland was born.
A mural painting alluding to Vietnam-Cuba relations was inaugurated in southern Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday, in the presence of local authorities, solidarity activists and Cuban diplomats. At the opening, Cuban Ambassador Orlando Hernandez Guillen extolled the values of the work, performed by professors and students from the University of Fine Arts of the largest Vietnamese city on the wall of the Consulate General of Cuba there.
Today, the government of the United States announced several measures, which are positive but of a very limited scope, regarding Cuba associated to the granting of visas, regular migration, flights to Cuban provinces, remittances and adjustments to the regulations governing transactions with the non-state sector.
Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Tran Thanh Man led a delegation to the Cuba Embassy in Hanoi to pay tribute to Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada. On behalf of the leaders of the Party, State, National Assembly and people of Vietnam, Man sent his deepest condolences to the Party, State, National Assembly and people of Cuba, as well as to the family of Alarcón de Quesada.