Vietnam always attaches much importance to and wants to deepen its special friendship with Cuba, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong has said.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong
He made the affirmation during his phone talks on May 5 with First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) and President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez.
The Vietnamese Party chief affirmed the consistent solidarity between the two Parties, States and people for the just cause of the Cuban Party, State and people and objecting sanctions and hostile policies against Cuba.
The sound relations between the two Parties lay a political foundation, and play an important role in boosting relations between the two countries, he said, adding that Vietnam stands ready to share renewal experience with Cuba.
He suggested the two sides work closely to effectively carry out high-level agreements to edevelop the Vietnam – Cuba relationship into a deep, practical and sustainable fashion.
During the talks, Trong congratulated the CPC on its successful organisation of the 8th National Party Congress, and Diaz-Canel on his election as the First Secretary of the CPC Central Committee.
He expressed his strong belief that the CPC will continue to lead the Cuban people to overcome formidable challenges and realise the goals set at the 8th National Party Congress so as to build a prosperous and sustainable socialist nation.
Conveying his regards to former First Secretary of the CPC Raul Castro, Trong spoke highly of the latter’s contributions to the Cuban people’s revolutionary cause as well as the special Vietnam-Cuba friendship.
The Vietnamese Party, State and people always respect Cuba’s support for Vietnam during the struggle for liberation in the past and the process of national construction in the past six decades, the leader stressed.
Diaz-Canel, for his part, described the phone talks as a vivid illustration for the special and faithful friendship between the two nations.
He said the CPC’s new leadership will do their utmost to consolidate and develop the Vietnam – Cuba relations, which were established and nurtured by President Ho Chi Minh and President Fidel Castro.
He also informed the Vietnamese leader about Cuba’s progress to update the socialist socio-economic development model despite difficulties caused by embargo and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diaz-Canel congratulated Vietnam’s recent achievements, and thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for assisting their Cuban counterparts in the past years.
He expressed his confidence that under the leadership of the CPV, the Vietnamese people will successfully realise the Resolution adopted at the 13th National Party Congress, as well as the goal of wealthy people and a strong, democratic, equitable and civilised country.
Trong took the occasion to invite Diaz-Canel and Raul Castro to visit Vietnam. Diaz-Canel also conveyed Cuban Party and State leaders’ invitation to Trong to pay a visit Cuba at a suitable time.
Cuban newspapers spotlight talk between Party chiefs of Cuba, Vietnam
The phone talk between General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong and First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez on May 5 was a highlight of Cuban newspapers on May 6.
Granma daily newspaper, the official voice of the PCC, reported about the talk between the two Party chiefs of Cuba and Vietnam in a front-page article.
It noted that the two leaders reiterated the intention to continue strengthening the special relations of friendship and cooperation between the two nations, Parties and Government, which are the enduring legacy of Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz and legendary revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh.
Prensa Latina state news agency cited a press release of the PCC noting that during the fraternal telephone conversation, the Party chief of Vietnam congratulated Diaz-Canel on his election as the First Secretary of the PCC Central Committee.
General Secretary Trong also conveyed his regards to former First Secretary of the PCC General Raul Castro Ruz.
During the talk, Diaz-Canel informed the Vietnamese party leader on outcomes of the eight National Congress of the PCC, which took place on April 16-19, and expressed his gratitude to Vietnam for its support for Cuba in the fight against the US’ economic, trade and financial sanctions.
He also wished Vietnam success in implementing the Resolution adopted at the 13th National Congress of the CPV, Prensa Latina reported.
Other news agencies and online newspapers like the Cuban News Agency (ACN), Cubadebate, Juventud Rebelde and Canal Caribe also made extensive coverage on the first phone talk between Diaz-Canel as PCC leader and the Vietnamese Party leader Trong./.VNA