Cuba-Vietnam Relations Keep Strengthening, says VP Carlos Lage
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- 10 / 23 / 2008
During the talks, held at the building hosting the Cuban Council of Ministers, Thi Doan and Carlos Lage addressed the course of bilateral relations between the two nations.
Carlos Lage said that Cuba appreciates an ongoing campaign in Viet Nam in support of the current recovery efforts by the Cuban people after the passing of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
The Cuban VP highlighted the visit to Cuba by the high-level Vietnamese delegation. Meanwhile, Thi Doan said she was happy to have made her first visit to the Caribbean nation.
The talks were also attended by acting Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Social Security and Labor Minister Alfredo Morales Cartaya, and by Deputy Foreign Minister Marcos Rodriguez.
The Vietnamese top government official also met with leaders of the Cuban Young Communist League, including its First Secretary Julio Martinez. She also toured Havana’s Palace of Information Technologies.
The solid bonds between Vietnam and Cuba, which date back to December 2, 1960, cover a range of areas and are based on of mutual respect and solidarity.
Vietnam has historically condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed against Cuba by the United States, as well as Washington’s anti-Cuban attempts aimed at toppling the Cuban Revolution.
At present, Vietnam is promoting a massive fund-raising campaign to support ongoing recovery efforts in Cuba, after the passage of hurricanes Gustav and Ike.