|Minister of Defence Phung Quang Thanh (R) and Leopoldo Cintra Frias, who is Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong Duc
HA NOI (VNS) – Viet Nam and Cuba sought to bring the defence co-operation to the next level of development during talks between their defence ministers in Ha Noi yesterday.
Minister of Defence Phung Quang Thanh and Leopoldo Cintra Frias, who is Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, discussed future co-operation as well as issues of mutual concern.
General Thanh said Viet Nam valued Cuba's support during the struggle for independence, as well the current national construction and defence cause.
Frias extended his congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Army and the country's development achievements.
The ministers said they hoped the visit would help cement the traditional friendship and solidarity between the two armies and peoples.
Frias and his entourage have been in Viet Nam since December 16 on a friendship visit, and will leave on December 23. — VNS