Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Minister of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba Sen. Lieut. Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Cuba wishes to further strengthen the special relations with Vietnam, visiting Minister of Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) of Cuba Sen. Lieut. Gen. Leopoldo Cintra Frias told Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

At a meeting with the Vietnamese Party chief in Hanoi on March 23, the Cuban officer informed the host of the results of the working sessions between the Cuban officials and Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence, and thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for their remarkable support for his country. 

While speaking highly of Vietnam’s great achievements during the Doi Moi “renewal” process, he stressed that those are valuable experience and a source of reference for his country.

For his part, Party General Secretary Trong said he believes Frias’s official visit to Vietnam will contribute to pushing the traditional relations and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations, especially links between their armed forces. 

He expressed his hope that the two countries’ armed forces will always deserve the trust of the two Parties and people, and are always willing to fight for the independence and freedom of the two nations. 

The same day, the Cuban minister was received by President Tran Dai Quang, who affirmed Vietnam’s policy to step up the friendship and special solidarity with Cuba.

Vietnam is willing to share experience with and support Cuba across cooperative fields, including defence and security, contributing to ensuring peace in the region and the world, the President said. 

He hailed the close all-around cooperation between Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence and Cuba’s Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces, stressing the importance for the two countries to foster defence links. 

Sen. Lieut. Gen Leopoldo Cintra Frias expressed his joy at the fine development of the bilateral ties in general and the cooperation between the two ministries in particular, saying that he hopes President Quang will continue advocating the two ministries strengthening their affiliation in the coming time.-VNA