Cuban artists and Vietnamese youth dance together in the Vietnam - Cuba Culture Day in HCM City. (Source: VNA)

Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – The Vietnam – Cuba Culture Day opened in HCM City on December 13 as one of events marking the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam – Cuba diplomatic relationship and the 57th anniversary of the Cuban revolutionary.

The event was also the last one of a series of Vietnam – Cuba friendship activities in 2015 in HCM City, which have been generated good results and effects.

Truong Thi Hien, President of the HCM City Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Association, emphasised the Vietnam – Cuba relationship has been substantially strengthened in the past years with visits of high-ranking leaders from the two countries.

According to Hien, the visits’ results and join statements of the leaders are strong evidence to the resolve of the Parties, Governments and people of the two countries in preserving and strengthening their fraternal unity, support and comprehensive cooperation.

“HCM City takes the preservation of the unity and purity in the Vietnam – Cuba relation as its own responsibility and hopes economic and trade exchange between the city and Cuba will develop strongly in the fields of hi-tech agriculture, consumer goods production, mechanic engineering for agriculture, infrastructure, and automobile production and assembling,” she said.

Cuban General Consul Bernabe Garcia Valido expressed his belief that with the long and sustainable unity, Vietnamese and Cuban citizens of today and future generations would continue to foster the friendship, comprehensive cooperation and absolute confidence between the two Parties, States and peoples.

There were many activities during the Vietnam – Cuba Culture Day such as a fact-finding contest on Cuba and the Vietnam – Cuba friendship and the performance of Vietnamese and Cuban songs. Visitors also had a chance to taste Cuban dishes such as Mojito drink and Congri rice.-VNA