Party leader urges stronger ties with Cuba

08:44 | 14/06/2017 Events

Party General Secretary, Nguyen Phu Trong, said the Parties of Vietnam and Cuba should exert all-out efforts to foster the long-standing and model fraternity between the two countries, amidst the complicated developments in the international state of affairs.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) receives Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly, Esteban Lazo Hernandez - Credit: VNA

At a reception for the Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly, Esteban Lazo Hernandez, held in Hanoi on June 13, the Party leader pledged that the Vietnamese Party, State and people will always stand side by side with Cuba during the struggle for the goals and noble ideals of socialism.

Vietnam will accompany Cuba in updating its socio-economic development model and is willing to share the country’s experiences from it’s 30-year reform process, he said.

The Party chief said he believes that the Cuban NA Chairman’s visit will contribute to enhancing the model fraternity, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and solidarity between the two Parties, States, legislatures and people.

For his part, the Cuban NA Chairman congratulated Vietnam on the marked achievements the country has recorded over the past 30 years of reform, describing them as a valuable experience for Cuba as they seek to update its socio-economic development model.

Informing his host about outcomes of his talks and meetings with the Vietnamese State, Government and NA leaders, Esteban Lazo Hernandez affirmed his determination to deepen the relations between the two Parties, legislative bodies and people.

The top Cuban legislator is on an official visit to Vietnam from June 11-18 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

Theo NDO/VNA