Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (right) receives Minister of Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) of Cuba Lieut. Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias yesterday. - VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Cuba wants to further strengthen its special relations and defence ties with Việt Nam, visiting Minister of Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) of Cuba Senior Lieut. Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias told Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng yesterday.
At a meeting with the Vietnamese Party chief in Hà Nội, the Cuban officer reported on talks between Cuban officials and Việt Nam’s Ministry of Defence, and thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their support for his country.
Speaking highly of Việt Nam’s great achievements during the Đổi Mới “renewal” process, he stressed that those are valuable experience and a source of reference for his country.
For his part, Party General Secretary Trọng said he believes Frias’ visit will contribute to boosting the traditional relations and comprehensive co-operation between the two nations, especially links between their armed forces.
He expressed his hope that the two armed forces will always deserve the trust of the two parties and people, and will always be willing to fight for the independence and freedom of the two nations.
The Cuban minister was also received by President Trần Đại Quang, who affirmed Việt Nam’s policy of stepping up the friendship and special solidarity with Cuba. Việt Nam is willing to share its experiences and support Cuba in defence and security, contributing to ensuring peace in the region and the world, the President said.
Frias expressed his pleasure at the development of bilateral ties, in general, and the cooperation between the two ministries in particular, saying that he hopes President Quang will continue advocating for the two ministries to strengthen their cooperation.-VNS