CPV General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Olga Lidia Tapia Iglesias (Source: VNA)

The Party leader made the affirmation during a reception in Hanoi on October 10th for Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) Central Committee Olga Lidia Tapia Iglesias.

He expressed thanks to First Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Raul Castro and leaders of the Cuban Party and State for cabling messages of condolences to the Vietnamese Party, State, and people over the recent passing of former General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Do Muoi and sending a high-ranking delegation led by Tapia to Vietnam to attend the State funeral.

The General Secretary said Vietnam considers the victory of Cuba as part of its own and believes that on the back of resolutions adopted by the sixth and seventh National Congress of the CPC, Cuba will continue successfully updating economic and socialist-building models, opening up a new development period for the sake of democracy, prosperity, and sustainability.

Vietnam is ready to share its experience in the renewal cause with Cuba and congratulates the CPC, State, and people of Cuba on their achievements in politics-ideology, education, healthcare, and sports, he said.

Tapia, who is also head of the CPC Central Committee’s Department of Science, Education, and Sports, conveyed the profound sympathies of First Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Raul Castro; President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez; and other leaders of the CPC and State, and the people of Cuba to Vietnamese Party and State leaders, and people over the passing of former Party General Secretary Do Muoi.

She briefed the host on the situation in Cuba and its process of amending its constitution with the involvement of people from all walks of life.

Tapia affirmed Cuba’s determination to further deepen traditional ties and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States, and peoples as expected by the late President Ho Chi Minh and Commander-in-chief Fidel Castro.

Earlier, Politburo member Vo Van Thuong, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Popularization and Education, held talks with the Cuban official.

Both sides discussed experience in ideological work, science, education, and sports, as well as ways to boost ties between the two Parties in the near future.

During their stay, the Cuban delegation paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum; laid a wreath at the monument dedicated to Cuban national hero Jose Marti; held working sessions with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union; and visited several scientific, educational, and sport establishments in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city./.

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