Ho Chi Minh City always considers the task of maintaining Vietnam-Cuba solidarity as its own task and will stand side by side with Cuban brothers in their country’s development process.

Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan made the remarks at a ceremony in the City on January 9 to celebrate the 55 th National Day of Cuba (January 1).

The event, co-hosted by the Cuban Embassy in Vietnam and the Cuban Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, was attended by other leaders of HCM City and southern provinces and Cuban people in Vietnam.

Quan suggested the two sides enhance connection in hi-tech agriculture, consumer product manufacturing, agriculture-served mechanics, infrastructure, car assembly, tourism, and goods barter.

Speaking at the ceremony, Cuban Ambassador Herminio Lopez Diaz laid stress on Vietnamese people’s support to Cuba, in the past as well as at the present, after recalling the glorious struggle of Cuba to achieve its January 1, 1959 victory.

He spoke of the importance of studying Vietnam’s economic development experience in service of the process of updating the economic model in his country.-VNA