|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (left) presents the Gold Star Order to First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee Raul Castro Ruz on Thursday in Hanava. —VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|Viet Nam News
HAVANA — Cuba’s President has received Việt Nam’s highest honour, the Gold Star Order.
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng presented the award to First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee and President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz.
The honour was granted to the Cuban leader in recognition of his contributions to the solidarity between the Parties, States, Governments and peoples of the two countries, at a ceremony in Havana on Thursday (local time) within the visit to Cuba by Party General Secretary Trọng from 28-31.
Speaking at the ceremony, Raul Castro highlighted the time-tested relationship between the two countries.
The Parties, Governments and people of Cuba and Việt Nam have always stood side by side and shared experience in building socialism, he said, hoping that the bilateral relationship will be preserved by young generations of the two countries.
Raul Castro thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for the honour, and described it as a vivid manifestation of bilateral solidarity.
The Cuban leader expressed his wish that Vietnamese people, under the leadership of the CPV, will obtain greater achievements in national construction and development, and that Cuba-Việt Nam ties will continuously yield fruits. —VNS