Vietnamese ambassador gets Cuba's friendship medal
Vietnam's ambassador to Cuba, Pham Tien Tu was awarded the Cuban Friendship Medal by the Council of State in a ceremonyheld at the Foreign Relations Ministry (MINREX) in Havana.
MINREX's Deputy Minister, Marcos Rodriguez said the medal was bestowed on the Vietnamese diplomat as an acknowledgement for his contribution to the strengthening of relations between Cuba and the Asian nation.
He pointed out that the latest five years, term during which Pham Tien Tu headed the mission in the island, have been very fruitful for the two countries. The Medal represents the deepest bonds of brotherhood of the Cuban people, government and Party with the Vietnamese nation said the government official.
For his part, Pham Tien Tu said the honor goes to the communist parties of the two countries, which have worked together for the construction of socialism along with their respective governments and peoples.
Likewise, the diplomat noted that mutual relationships should be a paradigm for all the peoples of the world. He said mutual links are a wealth that can be shared by all nations, while calling on future generations to stand by those bonds at any cost.
Also present in the ceremony were Moncada heroine Melba Hernandez, Minister of Government Ricardo Cabrisas, and other Cuban and Vietnamese government officials.