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.
By decision of Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel, former Vietnamese Minister of Construction, Pham Hong Ha, on Thursday received the Friendship Medal from Cuban Ambassador here, Orlando Hernandez Guillen. The diplomat highlighted Hong Ha’s contributions to the friendship and the deepening of cooperation between both countries when he served as co-chair of the binational Intergovernmental Commission from 2016 to 2021.