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Viet Nam, Cuba parties boost ties

Update: September, 07/2013 - 10:40
Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee's Secretariat Le Hong Anh and Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba Jose Ramon Machado Ventura.— VNA/VNS Photo

HAVANA (VNS) — The friendship and cooperation between the Communist Parties of Viet Nam and Cuba have made strong progress through ongoing visits of high-ranking leaders of both sides, according to senior officials of the two parties.

The assessment was made during talks between Politburo member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) Central Committee's Secretariat Le Hong Anh and Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) Jose Ramon Machado Ventura on Thursday.

Anh has been leading the high-ranking CPV delegation on an official visit to Cuba where the two sides discussed measures to further their economic, trade and investment cooperation, while continuing their coordination and mutual support at international forums.

Anh also updated the Cuban side on the stance of the Vietnamese Party and Government to settle disputes through peaceful measures on the basis of respecting international law, as well as Viet Nam's policy in the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

For his part, Machado Ventura spoke about the implementation of policy on updating the socio-economic model adopted by the 6th National CPC Congress in April 2011.

The same day, Anh had a working session with Politburo member and Vice President of Cuba's Council of Ministers, Marino Murillo Jorge. As the head of the steering committee for updating of socio-economic model, Jorge mentioned the results, advantages and challenges that Cuba faces in the work.

He affirmed that the Cuban Party, the Government and people are determined to reform its economic development model to build a prosperous and sustainable socialist society, adding that Viet Nam's renewal is a very useful model for Cuba in the current context. — VNS

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