Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee receives Cuba’s First Deputy Foreign Minister

Nguyen Van Hieu, Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, has suggested the Cuban Party and State to further push for cooperation and delegation exchange with the Vietnamese city in areas of mutual interest, including youth exchange, healthcare, biology and education. He made the statement while hosting a reception for Gerardo Peñalver Portal, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba on August 31.

Cuba and Vietnam in conditions to strengthen friendship ties

Cuba and Vietnam count on all factors and conditions to further strengthen their brotherly ties, according to the Cuban ambassador Orlando Hernandez Guillen.

The spirit of independence, resilience, equitable and mutually beneficial cooperation for the cause of the Revolution of each country and as a contribution to peace, stability, cooperation and development, are bases to support the strengthening of bilateral ties on, Guillen stated.

Vietnam–Cuba Friendship Association sent out a letter calls for donations to Cuban people 

The Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Association (VCFA) on August 17 sent out a letter calling for donations to Cuban people to help them overcome current difficulties.

The letter said the fraternal Cuban country and people are struggling against countless difficulties and challenges as they continue to be under a strict embargo amid COVID-19 pandemic, especially a recent oil storage facility fire incident at an industrial zone near Matanzas that seriously hit lives of the Cuban people.

Friendship Organizations of Vietnam express solidarity with Cuba

The president of the Union of Vietnam Friendship Organizations (VUFO) and ambassador, Nguyen Phuong Nga, affirmed that the people of Vietnam will always be side by side supporting the Cuban people.

Phuong Nga reaffirmed the position of the VUFO during a meeting with the Cuban ambassador, Orlando Hernandez, whom she visited to deliver a donation of one thousand euros from said organization to help compensate for the damage caused by the devastating fire that broke out weeks ago in the supertanker base in the province of Matanzas.

Cubans in Vietnam trust that Matanzas will overcome misfortune

Cubans living in Ho Chi Minh City and southern Vietnam expressed their confidence that Matanzas will overcome the misfortune caused by the fire at the supertanker base located in that city.

In a note issued today, the Cubans said they felt with deep sorrow the material and human damages caused by the fire of great proportions unleashed there more than 72 hours ago by a lightning strike on one of the gigantic crude oil deposits.

Vietnamese leaders extend sympathy to Cuba over oil tank explosion

Top Vietnamese leaders have sent messages of sympathy to their Cuban counterparts over severe losses caused by a massive blaze in an oil storage facility in Cuba’s province of Matanzas on August 5.

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 7 cabled messages of sympathy to First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President Miguel Díaz-Canel.


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