President of the State Council of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz (front, left) and President Truong Tan Sang review guard of honour during the latter's visit to Cuba in September 2015 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese leaders sent congratulations to their Cuban counterparts on December 1 on the 55th founding anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic relationship (December 2, 1960).

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent congratulatory messages to the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Raul Castro Ruz.

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung extended congratulations to the President of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba, Esteban Lazo Hernandez.

The same day, Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh offered a similar message to Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla.-VNA