Truong Thi Hien, Chairwoman of the Vietnam - Cuba Friendship Association in HCM City, addresses the gathering on January 5 (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA)
The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) held a gathering
on January 5 in celebration of the 63rd National Day of Cuba (January
1, 1959 - 2022).
Truong Thi Hien, Chairwoman of the Vietnam - Cuba Friendship Association in HCM City, said the Vietnam - Cuba relationship is a special and rare of its kind in
the world’s contemporary history.
For the last more than 50
years, the faithful and close-knit ties between the two fraternal countries,
one in the Western Hemisphere and the other in the Eastern, have remained strong and
profound. Their traditional solidarity, friendship, and comprehensive cooperation
have continually been solidified and developed in all fields.
In 2021, Cuba provided
medical supplies and vaccine, shared experience, and transferred technology to help
Vietnam weather serious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For its past, Vietnam
has strived to promote bilateral trade and investment links, especially in
health care and biotechnology, to assist Cuba in addressing economic difficulties,
The gathering in HCM City on January 5 (Photo: VNA)
This year, HUFO and the
Vietnam - Cuba Friendship Association of HCM City will work with the Cuban
Consulate General in the city to organise many friendship activities and step
up partnerships in economy, health care, and education.
Ariadne Feo Labrada, a
representative of the Cuban Consulate General, described 2021 as a successful
year of the countries’ relations as seen in the strong development of bilateral
ties in all aspects, especially since the fruitful visit to Cuba by President
Nguyen Xuan Phuc in September, during which the two sides reaffirmed the continued
enhancement of the solidarity, mutual support, and all-round cooperation
between the two Parties, States, and peoples.
The Latin American nation
will always exert efforts to reinforce the political, economic, investment
ties, as well as the solidarity and friendship between the Cuban and Vietnamese
people, she remarked.
She also took this occasion to
thank HCM City and southern localities of Vietnam to support the Consulate General
and people of Cuba in Vietnam./.