Vietnamese, Cuban Party leaders hold phone talk

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on July 27 evening engaged in a phone talk with First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez.

General Secretary Trong warmly congratulated Cuba on the 68th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 100th birthday of heroine Melba Hernandez, who was a comrade of Fidel Castro and Raul Castro, a close friend of Vietnamese people.

The Vietnamese Party leader praised the efforts of the Party, State and people of Cuba in 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.

On behalf of the Party, State and people of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez thanked Vietnam for the gift of 12,000 tonnes of rice at a time when Cuba is in difficulties.

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.

The two leaders discussed in depth measures to enhance, expand and improve the efficiency of cooperation between the two Parties and countries./.