General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam always attaches much importance to and wants to
deepen its special friendship with Cuba, General Secretary of the Communist
Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong has said.
He made the affirmation during his phone talks on May 5 with First Secretary of
the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) and President of
Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez.
The Vietnamese Party chief affirmed the consistent solidarity between the two
Parties, States and people for the just cause of the Cuban Party, State and
people and objecting sanctions and hostile policies against Cuba.
The sound relations between the two Parties lay a political foundation, and
play an important role in boosting relations between the two countries, he
said, adding that Vietnam stands ready to share renewal experience with Cuba.
He suggested the two sides work closely to effectively carry out high-level
agreements to edevelop the Vietnam – Cuba relationship into a deep, practical
and sustainable fashion.
During the talks, Trong congratulated the CPC on its successful organisation of
the 8th National Party Congress, and Diaz-Canel on his election as
the First Secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
He expressed his strong belief that the CPC will continue to lead the Cuban
people to overcome formidable challenges and realise the goals set at the 8th National Party Congress so as to build a prosperous and sustainable socialist
Conveying his regards to former First Secretary of the CPC Raul Castro, Trong
spoke highly of the latter’s contributions to the Cuban people’s revolutionary
cause as well as the special Vietnam-Cuba friendship.
The Vietnamese Party, State and people always respect Cuba’s support for
Vietnam during the struggle for liberation in the past and the process of national
construction in the past six decades, the leader stressed.
Diaz-Canel, for his part, described the phone talks as a vivid illustration for
the special and faithful friendship between the two nations.
He said the CPC’s new leadership will do their utmost to consolidate and develop
the Vietnam – Cuba relations, which were established and nurtured by President
Ho Chi Minh and President Fidel Castro.
He also informed the Vietnamese leader about Cuba’s progress to update the
socialist socio-economic development model despite difficulties caused by
embargo and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diaz-Canel congratulated Vietnam’s recent achievements, and thanked the
Vietnamese Party, State and people for assisting their Cuban counterparts in
the past years.
He expressed his confidence that under the leadership of the CPV, the
Vietnamese people will successfully realise the Resolution adopted at the 13th National Party Congress, as well as the goal of wealthy people and a strong,
democratic, equitable and civilised country.
Trong took the occasion to invite Diaz-Canel and Raul Castro to visit Vietnam. Diaz-Canel
also conveyed Cuban Party and State leaders’ invitation to Trong to pay a visit
Cuba at a suitable time./.