|The Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi. — Photo dantri
HAVANA (VNS) — Cuba wishes to regularly exchange experience with Vietnam to promote socialism in their respective nations, said Politburo member and Vice President of the Cuban State Council Lazara Mercedes Lopez Acea.
She made the remark during talks on June 16 with Vietnamese Politburo member Pham Quang Nghi, who led a delegation of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) on an official visit to Cuba.
The host, who is also the Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC)'s Havana Committee, reviewed the progress in the two countries' relations.
She stressed that the Parties' comprehensive leadership is pivotal to the success of the reform process in Vietnam and the economic model update in Cuba.
Nghi, who is also the Secretary of the Ha Noi Party Committee, congratulated Cuba on its updated economic model achievements and growing standing in the world.
He voiced his support for increasing exchanges of high-ranking party delegations, promoting the efficiency of inter-governmental meetings and bringing economic cooperation on par with their political relations.
At the talks, both sides highlighted the 55th founding anniversary of bilateral relations later this year and emphasised its importance to effectively implement the Parties' cooperation agreement for the 2014-2019 period.
They committed to working closely to prepare for and organise the Parties' third theoretical workshop and boost partnerships between Hanoi and Havana.
Also on June 16, the Vietnamese official held separate meetings with Head of the PCC's international relations department Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera, Head of the PCC's organisation and personnel department Abelardo Alvarez Gil, and Head of the PCC's religious affairs office Caridad Diego.
The two sides briefed each other on their respective countries' situations and discussed political, foreign, and religious issues and their coordination in organising joint activities.—VNA/VNS