Receiving a delegation from the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee’s Department for External Relations led by its deputy head Carlos Marsan, Phong said that Vietnam supports Cuba’s fight against the US embargo.
Phong said that in 2018, VUFO and the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association will cooperate closely with the Cuban side in celebrating 45 years of Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s visit to Vietnam (1973-2018).
Vietnam welcomes delegations from the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples and the Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Association in March this year, he said, adding that he hopes the activities will help foster the friendship and solidarity between the two countries’ people.
For his part, Carlos Marsan thanked the VUFO and the Vietnamese people in general for warm sentiments towards Cuba. He also appreciated Vietnam’s support in overcoming consequences of storm Irma in September last year.
He said that the sound sentiments between the Vietnamese and Cuban people should be passed on to younger generations, considering it one of the focal tasks of the Cuban Communist Party in 2018.
Cuba is on the process of updating its economy to develop the country and improve people’s living conditions, which is always supported by the VUFO, he noted.
He held that Vietnamese firms’ interest in the Cuban market is a favourable condition to boost economic connection between the two countries and make it match the sound bilateral political relations.