A delegation from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) led by its Vice President Nguyen Ngoc Hung paid a courtesy call to President of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba Esteban Lazo Hernandez in Hanoi on September 24.
Hernandez will represent leaders of the Cuban Party and State to attend a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of leader Fidel Castro’s trip to the liberated zone in Southern Vietnam.
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai received Vice President of the Cuban National Assembly of People’s Power Ana Maria Machado in Hanoi, calling for support from the Cuban leader for economic, trade, and investment ties to develop on par with political relations between the two nations. Khai said that the visit by Machado, who has been in Vietnam to attend the 9th Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians, demonstrates Cuba’s support for Vietnam and helps strengthen the special traditional friendship between the two countries.
Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam has highlighted the significance of Cuban Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz’s first visit to Vietnam 50 years ago, as well as the rare and pure Vietnam – Cuba special and long-lasting relations and friendship in international relations. In a recent interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban leader's historic visit to the liberated zone in central Quang Tri province of Vietnam, Orlando said it holds great significance for Cuban leader Fidel.
Vietnam attaches importance to further strengthening solidarity, special and loyal friendship with Cuba as well as stepping up cooperation in fields of their strength, President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Phan Anh Son told Vice President of the National Assembly of People's Power and the Council of State of Cuba Ana María Mari Machado during a reception in Hanoi on September 15.