Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (R) receives the new Cuban Ambassador to Việt Nam, Lianys Torres Rivera, in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA./VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Party, State and people always consider Cuba as their brothers in any circumstance, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said while receiving the new Cuban Ambassador to Việt Nam, Lianys Torres Rivera, in Hà Nội yesterday.
Stressing the fine relationship between the two nations over the past years, Phúc said that Việt Nam is looking to enhance bilateral co-operation in many spheres. He said both countries should promote their comprehensive co-operation in more practical and effective manner.
Việt Nam was increasing its investments in Cuba, he noted, suggesting that both sides co-operate in fields like industry, defence, security, agriculture, and healthcare.
He said he hoped Cuba would implement more reforms to develop more strongly and comprehensively in the times ahead, and expected the nation to successfully hold a general election in early 2018.
Rivera appreciated Việt Nam’s assistance to and co-operation with Cuba in various areas, which has helped intensify their traditional relations.
She underlined that Việt Nam’s support for and sentiments towards Cuba were a great present, particularly after Cuba suffered from losses amounting to billions of US dollars caused by recent natural disasters.
She expressed her delight at the reinforcement of bilateral ties, especially the maintenance of high-ranking mutual visits. There was huge potential for economic co-operation with Cuba, and Cuba wanted to partner with Việt Nam in a win-win spirit, she added. — VNS