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 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.
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.