He was welcomed by Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cao Van Trong, who briefed him on the locality’s socio-economic development situation.

The Cuban NA leader spoke highly of Ben Tre’s socio-economic development achievements and operation experience of the local People’s Council, Deputy Delegation and political and social organisations.

Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Juan Esteban Lazo Hernandez attends ceremony
 to inaugurate and rename the Luong Hoa kindergarten the Moncada kindergarten (Source: VNA)

Speaking at the working session, Vietnamese NA Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong stressed the significance of the visit to Vietnam and to Ben Tre in particular by Cuba’s top legislator, saying it shows the time-honoured friendship and high political trust between the two countries.
Earlier, the guest attended a ceremony to inaugurate and rename the Luong Hoa kindergarten in Luong Hoa commune, Giong Trom district the Moncada kindergarten.
On January 9th, 1984, the provincial People Committee decided to choose Luong Hoa commune to twin with Cuba and call it “Moncada village”. Moncada is where the Cuban revolution against the dictatorship of Batista began.
Meanwhile, the Hinba Bonita cow farm in Moncada was named “Ben Tre village”.
The naming, initiated by President Fidel Castro and general Nguyen Thi Dinh, reflects the solidarity between the two nations./.