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Việt Nam, Cuba foster parliamentary relations

Update: February, 16/2017 - 17:15
Chairman of Cuban National Assembly (NA) Esteban Lazo Hernandez receives Việt Nam’s NA Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng. - VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Lê Hà
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HAVANA – Chairman of Cuban National Assembly (NA) Esteban Lazo Hernandez held a reception on Wednesday for Việt Nam’s NA Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng who is in Havana for an official working visit. 
During the meeting, Lazo underlined the special friendship between the two nations and between the two NAs, as reflected by the recent visits of President Trần Đại Quang and NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân to Cuba. 
He briefed the guest on the structure and operation of the Cuban legislature, as well as the key tasks of the legislative body after the seventh National Party’s Congress in April 2016. 
The host expressed his hope to share with Việt Nam the experience in economic development, particularly in education, agriculture and telecommunication. 
For her part, Phóng extended the deep condolences of Việt Nam’s Party, State and people to Cuba over the death of Fidel Castro, who she described as a great friend of Việt Nam and a symbol of the world movement for national independence, peace, justice, co-operation and development . 
She also congratulated the host on the socio-economic achievements that the Cuban people have gained, particularly in external relations, saying that they have contributed to raising the status of Cuba on the international arena, laying the foundation for the country’s development. 
Phóng expressed her belief that Cuban people will continue reaping more and bigger achievements in the nation’s building and protection under the sound leadership of the Cuban Communist Party. 
Phóng also briefed the guests the significant political, socio-economic and diplomatic achievements Việt Nam has made last year, and suggested the fields in which the two NAs can share their experience to raise their performance. 
The NA Vice Chairwoman conveyed to the Cuban NA leader an invitation to visit Việt Nam from Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng and NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân. -- VNS 

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