Vietnam donates 5,000 tons of rice to Cuba
The delivery took effect Thursday, and corresponds to the gesture of offering starred in September 2015 by the then president of that country, Truong Tan Sang, within the framework of his visit to the island.
Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son described Vietnam-Cuba relations as an extraordinary example of South-South cooperation, in a meeting where he presented experiences in promoting links with developing nations.
Thanh Son stressed the support for the island in rice production through various programs and technical assistance of Vietnamese specialists, who traveled to the Caribbean territory to transfer practices in the cultivation of that basic component in the diet of Cubans.
Liurka Rodriguez, second head of the Cuban diplomatic mission in Vietnam, shared considerations on the progress of bilateral ties, officially established 55 years ago.
She highlighted the priority that both governments give to cooperation in areas such as agriculture, industry, construction, trade, investment, education, culture, science and technology, among others.