General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng (r) receives Roberto Morales Ojeda, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and the Council of State, in Hà Nội on Thursday.— VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng received a high-ranking delegation from Cuba led by Roberto Morales Ojeda, Vice President of the Council of Ministers and the Council of State, in Hà Nội on Thursday.
The delegation is in Việt Nam to attend the funeral of President Trần Đại Quang.
At the meeting, Roberto Morales Ojeda sincerely conveyed the deep condolences of the Cuban Party, State and people to the Party, State and people of Việt Nam over the passing of President Quang.
He highly valued the contributions made by President Quang in Việt Nam’s national defence and construction, adding that the President is a great, close friend of Cuba who had worked to promote the special bond between the Parties, States, and people of the two nations.
He stressed the President’s warm sentiments towards Cuba, recalling that he was the last foreign leader to meet with Fidel Castro in November 2016, not long before the Cuban leader passed away.
On behalf of the Party, State and people of Việt Nam, General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng thanked the Party and State of Cuba for offering condolences over the passing of President Quang, and especially for sending the Cuban delegation over to attend the funeral.
He highly appreciated Cuba for its observation of the two-day national mourning for President Trần Đại Quang, with its high-ranking officials paying tribute to and writing on the funeral book at Việt Nam’s diplomatic representative offices, showing the special friendship between Việt Nam and Cuba.
The Party General Secretary affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people will do their best in joining hands with the Party, State and people of Cuba to deepen the exemplary fraternity, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation and faithful solidarity between the two Parties, States and people of Việt Nam-Cuba founded by President Hồ Chí Minh and leader Fidel Castro.
Party chief Trọng (r) receives Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s Commission for Discipline Inspection Zhao Leji in Hà Nội.— VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng
Meeting with Chinese delegates
The same day, Party chief Trọng applauded the recent positive developments of the relations between the Vietnamese and Chinese Parties and States as he hosted Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s Commission for Discipline Inspection Zhao Leji in Hà Nội.
At the reception, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Trọng thanked Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping and other leaders of China for sending messages of condolences to the Vietnamese Party, State and people over the passing of President Trần Đại Quang.
He also thanked Zhao for leading a delegation from the Communist Party of China to pay tribute to the late leader.
The Party leader spoke highly of the delegation’s visit to Việt Nam, saying it will help strengthen mutual understanding, consolidate political trust and further boost the comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership between Việt Nam and China.
He suggested the two sides continue directing the realisation of common perceptions and reached agreements, work harder to foster practical co-operation, respect each other’s legal and legitimate interests, satisfactorily handle sea-related differences, strengthen the friendship between their people and promote the healthy and stable development of bilateral ties.
General Secretary Trọng also urged relevant agencies of the two Parties and States, including inspection and supervision agencies, to increase the sharing of experience in inspection and supervision work and corruption prevention, thus practically contributing to the socialism building cause in each country.
For his part, Zhao affirmed that the Party, Government and people of China attach special importance to their relations with Việt Nam, expressing his wish that the two Parties and States to continue instructing agencies at all levels and localities, including inspection and discipline agencies, to enhance exchanges and co-operation to reinforce political trust and develop the Việt Nam-China comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership in a positive, healthy, stable and long-term manner.
Earlier, Trần Cẩm Tú, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and head of the committee’s Inspection Commission, held talks with the Chinese official. The two sides exchanged experiences in inspection, discipline and corruption prevention as well as discussed collaboration orientations in the time to come.
After the talks, Tú and Zhao witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Government Inspectorate of Việt Nam and the National Supervisory Commission of China.
Also on Thursday, the Chinese delegation laid a wreath in tribute to President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum in Hà Nội. — VNS