Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng has reiterated Việt Nam’s consistent policy of supporting the revolutionary cause of the fraternal Cuban people.
The Party leader made the statement during a reception in Hà Nội on Wednesday for Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) Central Committee Olga Lidia Tapia Iglesias.
He expressed thanks to First Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Raul Castro and leaders of the Cuban Party and State for cabling messages of condolences to the Vietnamese Party, State, and people over the recent passing of former General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Đỗ Mười and sending a high-ranking delegation led by Tapia to Việt Nam to attend the State funeral.
The General Secretary said Việt Nam considers the victory of Cuba as part of its own and believes that on the back of resolutions adopted by the sixth and seventh National Congress of the CPC, Cuba will continue successfully updating economic and socialist-building models, opening up a new development period for the sake of democracy, prosperity, and sustainability.
Việt Nam is ready to share its experience in the renewal cause with Cuba and congratulates the CPC, State, and people of Cuba on their achievements in politics-ideology, education, healthcare, and sports, he said.
Tapia, who is also head of the CPC Central Committee’s Department of Science, Education, and Sports, conveyed the profound sympathies of First Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Raul Castro; President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez; and other leaders of the CPC and State, and the people of Cuba to Vietnamese Party and State leaders, and people over the passing of former Party General Secretary Đỗ Mười.
She briefed the host on the situation in Cuba and its process of amending its constitution with the involvement of people from all walks of life.
Tapia said Cuba’s determination to further deepen traditional ties and comprehensive co-operation between the two Parties, States, and peoples as expected by the late President Hồ Chí Minh and Commander-in-chief Fidel Castro.
Earlier, Politburo member Võ Văn Thưởng, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, held talks with the Cuban official.
Both sides discussed experience in ideological work, science, education, and sports, as well as ways to boost ties between the two Parties in the near future.
During their stay, the Cuban delegation paid tribute to President Hồ Chí Minh at his mausoleum, laid a wreath at the monument dedicated to Cuban national hero Jose Marti, held working sessions with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Central Committee of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union. The delegation also visited several scientific, educational, and sport establishments in Hà Nội and HCM City. — VNS