Vietnam, Cuba urged to step up cooperation mechanisms

08:46 | 13/06/2017 Cooperation

President Tran Dai Quang has urged the Vietnamese and Cuban Parties and States to continuously direct ministries and the relevant departments to step up the existing bilateral cooperation mechanisms and work to refine a legal framework for stable and long-term collaboration.

President Tran Dai Quang receives Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernandez in Hanoi on June 12 - Credit: VOV

While meeting with Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernandez in Hanoi on June 12, President Quang said the Vietnamese leaders and people always attach great importance to reinforcing and enhancing solidarity, as well as their comprehensive cooperation with Cuba.

He hailed the outcomes of the talks between the top Cuban legislator and Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and hoped the two parliaments will consolidate ties with regards to both bilateral and multilateral aspects.

Vietnam is willing to share its experience in reform and do its utmost to support the Cuban people in overcoming difficulties and challenges, Quang said.

He recognised the effective cooperation mechanisms between the two countries such as the Parties’ theoretical workshop, the inter-governmental committee’s meeting, the deputy foreign ministers’ political consultation and the deputy defence ministers’ strategic dialogue.

The two countries could tap into the huge potential in economic, trade, and investment cooperation, he said, adding that more Vietnamese businesses are monitoring the Cuban market.

The President showed his delight at the close bilateral coordination and mutual assistance at multilateral forums and international organisations, especially at the United Nations.

Vietnam pursues the persistent stance of supporting the early removal of the embargo against Cuba, he said.

Esteban Lazo Hernandez said Vietnam has a plenty of experience in agriculture and energy.

This is the proper time for the two countries to bring their cooperative relations into reality, he added.

The same day, the top Cuban legislator and his entourage visited the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics.