General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)
General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Cuba will be an opportunity for the two countries to reaffirm their commitment to preserving their historic legacy and strengthening brotherhood, said Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera.
On the Granma, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, veteran female journalist Marta Rojas Rodriguez wrote an article in which she highlights the past meaningful struggle for national independence of the Vietnamese people and President Ho Chi Minh’s role in the world’s progressive movements.
Rodriguez, a retired reporter who worked in Vietnam and visited the southern battlefield, also recalled the sentiments of Cuban national hero Jose Marti towards Vietnam, and her own fond memories of President Ho Chi Minh.
Prensa Latina published two interviews by Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Nguyen Trung Thanh and Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera. The two diplomats confirmed that the visit by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will be a historic milestone in the bilateral relations.
Additionally, Prensa Latina also published several articles by its correspondents in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, highlighting the achievements Vietnam has recorded in the Doi Moi (Renewal) process.
Cuba was the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam on December 2nd, 1960.
Havana and Hanoi strengthened their fraternity throughout the war of the Indochinese nation against the American invasion and for independence and national reunification.
This is the first high-level meeting between the two countries after the passing away of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz in 2016.
The Vietnam-Cuba solidarity and fraternal relationship, which were fostered by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro, have developed across spheres, becoming a valuable asset and a source of great encouragement for the revolutionary cause of each country./.