Vietnamese, Cuban farmers’ associations bolster cooperation

Sunday, 16/06/2024 09:22
President of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union (VFU) Luong Quoc Doan led a delegation from the association to pay a working visit to Cuba from June 8 to 14 at the invitation of the Cuban National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP).
 At the MoU signing (Photo: VNA)

While in Cuba, Doan met with Roberto Morales Ojeda, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Cuban Central Committee, held talks with Félix Duarte Ortega, ANAP president, and had a discussion with Ramón Osmani Aguilar Betancourt, President of the Permanent Commission of Agrifood Work of the National Assembly of People’s Power.

On the occasion, the VFU and ANAP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the 2025-2030 period.

At the working sessions, Doan affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always treasure the special traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba, which was nurtured by President Ho Chi Minh and Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

As a socio-political organisation of Vietnamese farmers, the VFU wants to contribute to deepening the two countries' relations through cooperation with the ANAP, he stressed, adding the VFU’s visit as also a chance for the two associations to share experience and seek collaboration opportunities to develop the nations.

The Cuban officials thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their support for Cuba’s revolutionary cause, and stressed that Cuba attaches importance to the friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam.

They congratulated Vietnam on the achievements it has carved out during the renewal and national development process, saying renewal policies have brought about strong development for the Vietnamese agriculture, farmers and rural areas.

They said they hope that the two associations will work closely in the areas of food production, human resources training, management capacity improvement, and promotion of Vietnamese investments in Cuba.

Vietnamese Ambassador Le Quang Long expressed his delight over the MoU signing which will open up numerous cooperation opportunities between the two associations, and wished that they will build specific cooperation plans, contributing to consolidating and developing the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive collaboration between the two nations./.

CPV (Source: VNA)