Deputy Secretary of the Tuyen Quang province Party Committee Nguyen Hong Thang (L) presents a gift to Cuban Ambassador Herminio Lopez Diaz (Source: baotuyenquang.com.vn) 
Tuyen Quang (VNA) – The Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association and Tuyen Quang province’s People’s Committee jointly held a friendship exchange on May 25-26 to mark the 56th anniversary of Cuba’s Giron victory (April 19, 1961).

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Hai Anh highlighted the solidarity between Vietnamese and Cuba people during national liberation movements in each country in the past as well as their present cause of national construction.

Cuban people’s deep sentiment towards Vietnam has been demonstrated through Fidel Castro’s saying “For Vietnam, Cuba is ready to shed its blood,” he said.

Noting his pleasure at socio-economic achievements that the Cuban people have attained under the leadership of the Communist Party of Cuba in recent years, Anh said he believes Cuba will achieve socio-economic targets, protect national independence and territorial sovereignty and integrity, and materialise the socialist economic model the country is pursuing.

Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Herminio Lopez Diaz said Vietnam’s experience in reform will serve as reference helping Cuba carry forward its strength.

He pledged to serve as a bridge for the friendship between Cuba and Vietnam and Tuyen Quang province as well.

Within the framework of the exchange, the delegates offered incense at a temple dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh in Tuyen Quang and visited a number of national relic sites in the locality.-VNA