|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong meets the Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, Leopoldo Cintra Prias yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung
HA NOI (VNS) — Minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Leopoldo Cintra Frias reiterated his strong desire to strengthen the fraternal friendship and co-operation with the Vietnamese Party, State and people when he met Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday in Ha Noi.
Leopoldo Cintra Frias said Cuba would use what Viet Nam has achieved as a reference for how to update its own socio-economic development model.
He informed Trong of the recent outcomes of his talks with Vietnamese Defence Ministry units, and said Viet Nam would reap more rewards on its path to development under the leadership of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.
Trong said the Vietnamese Party and people always support Cuba's revolutionary cause. He congratulated the Cuban Party, State and people on their tireless fight over the past 50 years, which has led to the normalisation of ties with the US.
Viet Nam and Cuba have a special and loyal relationship, he said.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Army and the 58th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, Trong expressed his wish that both sides would deserve the trust of their two Parties and peoples. — VNS