|President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for foreign delegates to the 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference for Solidarity with Cuba. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang hosted a reception in Ha Noi yesterday for foreign delegates to the 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference for Solidarity with Cuba.
The State leader underlined the fact that the conference was being held in the context of Cuba's successes in external relations, including the resumption of diplomatic ties with the US and the reopening of embassies in the two countries over 53 years.
He hailed international organisations and the Viet Nam Union of Friendship Organisations for successfully hosting the conference, and said the event would once again demand an end to the embargo against Cuba and call for continued support for the country.
President Sang took the occasion to affirm Viet Nam's consistent solidarity and support for Cuba's fight for justice, and said he was convinced that Cuba would make many more achievements moving forward.
On behalf of five Cuban patriotic soldiers who were once detained by the US, Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez thanked international friends, including Viet Nam, for their efforts to get the US to lift the trade embargo on Cuba and release the five soldiers.
The delegates described Viet Nam and Cuba as a source of inspiration for global movements of solidarity to fight poverty and social injustice, adding that international solidarity was crucial to developing a global community of peace and social progress.
Kenia Serrano Puig, President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, stated that solidarity and friendship between the two countries over the past 55 years would be further strengthened.
The 7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference of Solidarity with Cuba in Ha Noi finished yesterday.
The highlight of the event was the adoption of the Ha Noi Declaration, stating that "defending Cuba will keep alive the hope that a better world is possible". — VNS