Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu
Trong on July 27 evening engaged in a phone talk with First Secretary of the Communist
Party of Cuba (CPC) Central Committee and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez.
General Secretary Trong warmly congratulated Cuba on the
68th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution (July 26, 1953-2021) and
the 100th birthday of heroine Melba Hernandez (July 28, 1921-2021), who was a
comrade of Fidel Castro and Raul Castro, a close friend of Vietnamese people
and a symbol of the special friendship between Vietnam and Cuba.
The Vietnamese Party leader praised the efforts of the Party, State and people
of Cuba in carrying out the Resolution of the 8th Congress of the
CPC, continuing to accelerate the process of updating the socialist
socio-economic development model. He shared the difficulties that Cuba is
facing in the context of tightened embargo measures and the negative impact of
the COVID-19 pandemic on every aspect of Cuban people’s life. He appreciated
the work of the Party, State and the entire political system of Cuba to timely
handle arising issues, thus stabilizing the situation and firmly safeguard the
fruits of revolution.
On behalf of the Party, State and people of Cuba, First Secretary
of the CPC Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez thanked Vietnam for the gift of 12,000 tonnes of rice at a time when Cuba
is in difficulties, describing it as a vivid manifestation of Vietnam’s
consistent solidarity and a source of great and timely encouragement for the Revolution
and people of Cuba.
The Cuban leader informed Party General Secretary Trong on the situation in Cuba
and hostile forces’ plots to incite instability in the country, while
reiterating the firmness of Cuban communists and people in protecting the Revolution
and its achievements of the people and for the people that was initiated by leader
He took the occasion to reiterated the wish and resolve
to further deepen the special traditional friendship between the Parties, States
and peoples of Vietnam and Cuba. He stressed that Cuba is ready for and gives
priority to cooperation with Vietnam in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,
including the provision and transfer vaccine technology to Vietnam.
Party General Secretary Trong re-affirmed the faithful
solidarity of the Party, State and people of Vietnam with the righteous cause
of the Cuban Party, State and people. Vietnam will continue to accompany Cuba
in the process of updating its model of socialist socio-economic development,
he said, stressing that Vietnam will continue to support Cuba in ensuring food
security through the stable provision of rice and programmes to develop the production
of rice, maize, coffee and aquatic products.
He appreciated the support and cooperation of Cuba and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez himself in providing and transferring technology for the production of COVID-19
vaccine to Vietnam in the time ahead.
The two leaders discussed in depth measures to enhance, expand and improve the
efficiency of cooperation between the two Parties and countries, with a focus
on increasing high-level exchanges to define strategic directions, share
experience on issues of mutual concern; optimizing existing cooperative mechanisms
while studying cooperation possibilities in fields of both sides’ strength. They
underlined the significance of the cooperation in COVID-19 vaccine, which they
said will help Vietnam realise its twin goals while improving the commercial
potential of Cuba’s science research, health care and vaccine production in Asia
and the world./.