HA NOI — The Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV)'s Central Committee has sent a congratulatory message to the 6th National Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, which opened in Havana on Sunday.
The message mentioned the political unrest in the Middle East – North Africa, the imperialists' imposition and intervention, the financial crisis, and climate change, which pose challenges to nations in the world, especially developing countries.
"The Communist Party and fraternal people of Cuba have made great efforts and gained encouraging results in updating their economic model in order to raise labour efficiency and productivity, promoting fast and sustainable economic development, while firmly defending the revolution's achievements," wrote the Central Committee.
"We strongly believe that the 6th Congress of your Party will create a strong motivation for fast, firm economic development. The Cuban people, under the clear-sighted leadership of the Communist Party of Cuba headed by leader Fidel Castro and President Raul Castro, will overcome all difficulties and challenges and will continue to develop their nation, while successfully building socialism in the free, beautiful and heroic country of Cuba."
The Communist Party and people of Viet Nam successfully concluded the 11th National Party Congress this year, where they affirmed to continue the renewal process in a comprehensive manner to form a foundation for Viet Nam to become a modern-oriented, industrialised country by 2020, advancing to socialism.
In its message, the CPV Central Committee highlighted the unceasing development of the relationship between the two Parties, States and peoples in recent years, affirming Viet Nam's gratitude to the fraternal, faithful and pure solidarity, the impartial support and assistance from the Cuban Party, Government and people.
Fidel once said: "For Viet Nam, we are ready to devote our blood." The statement serves as a symbolic reminder of the noble relations the countries have shared. The CPV Central Committee took this opportunity to reaffirm the consistent stance of the Party, State and people of Viet Nam in accelerating, increasing and strengthening the friendship, solidarity, and comprehensive co-operation between the two Parties, States and peoples of Viet Nam and Cuba. — VNS