return icon

Vietnamese, Cuban deputy foreign ministers hold political consultation

The 6th Vietnam-Cuba political consultation at the deputy foreign minister level was convened via videoconference on March 2, 

 under the chair of Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Bui Thanh Son and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Marcelino Medina Gonzalez.

Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Bui Thanh Son at the political consultation on March 2 (Photo:

The 6th Vietnam-Cuba political consultation at the deputy foreign minister level was convened via videoconference on March 2, under the chair of Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Bui Thanh Son and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Marcelino Medina Gonzalez.

Participants in the event included Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Le Thanh Tung and Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Nicolas Hernandez.

Deputy Minister Son spoke of Vietnam’s situation, including the prominent outcomes of the 13th National Party Congress, measures in response to COVID-19, economic development, and social security ensuring.

He affirmed that Vietnam always treasures and wishes to continue deepening the special traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Cuba.

Officials at the political consultation (Photo:

For his part, Gonzalez also informed about the situation of his country, countermeasures to address difficulties caused by sanctions and the COVID-19 pandemic, and the updating of the socio-economic model.

The two officials reviewed and assessed the areas of cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba, as well as between the two foreign ministries. They also looked into ways to develop bilateral relations in a more intensive and comprehensive manner.

They agreed to keep close coordination to organise high-level visits when possible; effectively carry out cooperation mechanisms; increase exchanges between the countries’ ministries, sectors, and businesses; promote trade and investment ties; and work together in such spheres as food security, education, healthcare, science - technology, culture, sports, and tourism.

At the consultation, the deputy foreign ministers had in-depth discussion about global and regional issues of shared concern. They concurred in the continuation of coordination and mutual support at international organisations and multilateral forums of which both Vietnam and Cuba are members.  VNA

Top leaders of Vietnam, Cuba hold phone talk

Top leaders of Vietnam, Cuba hold phone talk

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong held phone talk with First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee Raul Castro Ruz.  

Vietnam, Cuba hold fifth political consultation

Vietnam, Cuba hold fifth political consultation

Vietnam’s Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son conducted the fifth political consultation with Cuba’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina González as part of his official visit to Cuba on September 19-21.


Hanoi’s ancient pagoda in the red-silk cotton tree season

In March, red-silk cotton trees bloom, showing off their beauty at the thousand-year-old Thay Pagoda in Quoc Oai district in Hanoi.

VN Government calls for broad-based measures to help realty sector

The Vietnamese Government has recently urged ministries to take measures to help the realty sector get back on track and sustain its healthy growth.

EC drops health certificates requirement for Vietnamese noodles

The European Commission (EC) has recommended removing Vietnamese rice noodle and vermicelli brands from conditions that require health certificates and 20 per cent random testing at the port of entry.

Ministry of Industry and Trade proposes draft on cross-border trade

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) is seeking public comments on a legal draft amending Decree No14 on cross-border commercial activities.

Leaders of aviation firms to be disciplined if employees committed wrongdoings

The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has just released directive 1480, on enhancing smuggling and commercial fraud prevention among aviation employees.

Golden tourism route links six destinations of Vietnam, China

A golden tourism route connecting six destinations of Vietnam and China was launched in Hanoi on March 28, expected to help the two countries enhance cross-border tourism links.

Vietnamese Foreign Minister holds online talks with Chinese counterpart

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son held online talks with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang on March 28, during which they agreed to intensify all-level exchanges.

Vietnam International Travel Mart 2023 to spotlight cultural tourism

The Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) themed “Cultural tourism” will take place on April 13-16 at the Cultural Friendship Palace in Hanoi, featuring 450 pavilions from over 50 localities nationwide, and 15 countries.

Vietnam, ILO sign decent work country programme for 2022 - 2026

The Decent Work Country Programme Vietnam 2022 - 2026 was signed between representatives of the Vietnamese Government, workers, and employers and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Hanoi on March 28.

Vietnam vows to control cross ownership in banks

The tightening of control over cross ownership aims to stop crises at banks.

Largest French cuisine festival in Vietnam comes to Hanoi in April

The largest French cuisine festival in Vietnam “Balade en France” (Walk in France) will return to Hanoi on April 14-16, following the success of the 2018 and 2020 editions, the French Embassy announced on March 28.

Vietnam targets 100% of Internet subscribers using IPv6 service by 2025

A conference to review the first phase of the programme on the transition to Internet Protocol version 6 for state agencies (IPv6 for Gov) was held at the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC) in Hanoi on March 28.

Vietnamese investment overseas hits nearly US$120 million in Q1

Vietnam’s outbound investment in the first quarter of the year reached nearly US$119.5 million, equivalent to 56.5% compared to the same period last year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency.

Telecom network successfully deploys Vietnamese standards

Viettel has put into use the last product of the telecommunication network ecosystem that it has researched and developed. The event marks Vietnam’s success in "Vietnamizing" its core telecommunication network.

Math taught at VN schools equal to first year math at university: expert

Many people, especially parents, believe that math taught at high schools in Vietnam is too difficult and theoretical, and therefore, impractical.