Cuba celebrates with Indochinese friends
- Submitted by: manso
- 07 / 18 / 2011
Updated July, 18 2011 09:48:02. HAVANA — A meeting marking the 35th anniversary of friendly relations between Cuba and Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia was held in Havana last Friday.
At the event, President of the Cuba-Viet Nam Friendship Association Yolanda Ferrer recalled the milestones since Cuba's associations with the three Indochinese countries were set up on July 15, 1976. He remarked that the anniversary was a new stage in the development of relations between Cuba and those countries.
With time, the friendship between Cuba and Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia would continue to develop in effective ways, Ferrer stressed.
The Cambodian Ambassador to Cuba, Hay Sonnarin, on behalf of the three countries' diplomats expressed her thanks to the Cuban Party, Government and people for their fraternal sentiments, solidarity and valuable support to the national liberation causes of the three countries.
She noted that the establishment of these associations immediately after the end of three Indochinese countries' struggle for national liberation was an important element to help them overcome difficulties and rebuild and develop the country.
Also at the meeting, Cuban figures and close friends of Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia, such as journalist Marta Rojas, doctor Julio Lopez and former Cuban ambassador to Viet Nam Mauro Garcia recalled their never-forgotten memories about the three countries. They reminisced over the brave fighting spirit for national independence of the peoples of Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia.
The event also honoured the contributions by Moncada heroine Melba Hernandez, who is the first President of the Cuban Committee for Solidarity with South Viet Nam, the predecessor of the friendship associations. — VNS