|General Phan Văn Giang, deputy secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defence Minister, held a meeting with Divisional General Víctor Rojo Ramos, head of the Political Directorate of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức|
HÀ NỘI — General Phan Văn Giang, deputy secretary of the Central Military Commission and Defence Minister, hosted a reception in Hà Nội on Tuesday for Divisional General Víctor Rojo Ramos, head of the Political Directorate of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR).
Giang thanked the guest for accepting his ministry’s invitation to attend the Việt Nam International Defence Expo 2022, affirming that the Cuban delegation’s presence will surely contribute to the success of the event.
He stressed that despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two countries’ relations have thrived, reflected by the frequency of their high-ranking leaders' visits.
Regarding defence cooperation, based on signed documents and agreements, the two sides have effectively carried out collaboration activities in various fields, particularly in defence industry, training, military medicine, and Party and political work, said Giang.
He affirmed his ministry always wishes to promote and implement cooperation activities with its Cuban counterpart in a more comprehensive, effective and practical manner.
It will create favourable conditions for and direct relevant agencies and units to carry out contents agreed upon during Divisional General Ramos’s official visit, he added.
Thanking the Việt Nam People’s Army’s support for Cuba’s nation-building and safeguarding cause, Divisional General Ramos said that defence cooperation has become a pillar and a role model promoting other collaboration fields.
Cuba always respects and upholds its relationship with Việt Nam, and wishes to promote bilateral cooperation in all fields, especially defence ties, he stressed. — VNS