Binh Duong promotes multifaceted cooperation with Cuba

Monday, 19/09/2022 16:03
From September 12-17, the delegation from Binh Duong Province led by Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao, Standing Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, visited and worked in Cuba to promote cooperation, exchange of experiences in economic development, and search for investment opportunities.
Nguyen Hoang Thao, Permanent Deputy Secretary of Binh Duong Provincial Party Committee, and Gladys Martínez Verdecia, Politburo member of the Communist Party of Cuba and First Secretary of the Artemisa Provincial Party Committee, at the meeting. (Photo: VNA) 

In the western province of Artemisa, Politburo member of the Communist Party of Cuba and First Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Ms. Gladys Martínez Verdecia briefly introduced the potentials, efforts and challenges of the locality. Although newly established in 2011, Artemisa has a proud history and many contributions to the Fatherland and Revolution. Ms. Verdecia emphasized the role of the province in the industrial and agricultural activities of the country. This is also the main agricultural product supply area for the capital Havana.

On behalf of the delegation of Binh Duong Province, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Thao congratulated the people of Artemisa in particular and the people of Cuba in general for these achievements, and expressed his belief that Cuba will persist in the renovation path suitable for development goals and the new situation. He said that the two localities have many similarities, great potential and desire to promote bilateral cooperation in diverse areas.

The delegation of Binh Duong Province visited the Artemisa Martyrs' Memorial Mausoleum and respectfully bowed before the history of heroic struggle and fallen children of both nations, visited Mártires de Tarará primary school, Amiguitos de los vietnamitas kindergarten and Ben Tre village, where there are bamboo groves bear the familiar silhouette of Vietnamese villages. The delegation also visited Mariel Special Economic Zone, the first and only special economic zone of Cuba up to the present time, and discussed with businesses from different economic sectors of Cuba.

At the meeting with Ángel Arzuaga, Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, the two sides jointly analyzed the possibilities of expanding cooperation and mutual assistance, reaffirming the importance of Party work in the current national context, and discussed the economic situation.

Within the framework of the visit to Cuba, the delegation from Binh Duong Province also came to offer flowers and commemorate President Ho Chi Minh at the park named after him in Havana; worked with the Cuban Chamber of Commerce; visited and worked with leaders of Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital and La Pradera International Health Care Center; met and learned about investment cooperation opportunities with Labiofam Biotechnology Group, Cuba's leading scientific and economic unit. On this occasion, Binh Duong presented the Cuban Communist Party's Central Committee for External Relations, Artemisa Province and a number of Cuban schools, hospitals, and other establishments and units with a total amount of USD45,000./.

Compiled by BTA