Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh receives Prensa Latina President Luis Enrique Gonzalez Acosta in Hanoi on September 9th (Photo: VNA)

Director General of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Duc Loi also attended the reception.

Vice President Thinh said the Vietnamese Party and State always treasure the special time-tested friendship and cooperation with Cuba. She expressed her delight at the comprehensive development of bilateral cooperation in multiple spheres, especially the exchange of high-ranking delegations that include her official visit to Cuba in July.

Thinh congratulated the country on the adoption of its new constitution and the increasing perfection of its legal system, voicing her belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Cuba, it will make stronger development strides.

She highlighted that Vietnam always keeps in mind the precious assistance that Cuba has given to it during the struggle for national liberation in the past as well as national development at present.

Regarding the sanctions imposed against Cuba, Thinh said Vietnam is against that policy, and it always supports the revolution of the nation.

At the meeting, the host also highly valued the relationship between the VNA and Prensa Latina over the past more than 50 years with various fruitful joint activities like information sharing, personnel training and delegation exchanges.

She said she believes that with the support of Vietnamese and Cuban Party and State leaders, their collaboration will become even more effective in the future.

As Vietnam and Cuba will celebrate 60 years of the diplomatic relationship in 2020, the two news agencies should increase sharing information about activities marking the anniversary in the countries while reporting news on each side’s socio-economic development and the traditional friendship in a timely, precise and objective manner, Vice President Thinh added.

For his part, the Prensa Latina President said the Cuba visit in July by Vice President Thinh helped further solidify the countries’ fraternal solidarity and comprehensive cooperation, on the basis of which the two agencies have coordinated closely with each other at international forums.

He affirmed that Prensa Latina will continue working closely with the VNA to help successfully organise celebrations of the 60-year diplomatic relationship next year, thereby lifting their relations to a new height that matches the two countries’ political connections.

The Prensa Latina delegation is on a working visit to Vietnam from September 9th to 14th as an annual exchange activity between the two news agencies./.

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