Stamp design to mark the 50th anniversary of Vietnam - Cuba diplomatic relations (Source: internet)

Can Tho (VNA) – The 55-year diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Cuba (December 2) were highlighted at a ceremony in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on December 25.

The event, which also marked the 57th National Day of Cuba, was attended by Can Tho officials, Cuban Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Bernabe Garcia Valido, representatives of Can Tho-based Cuban enterprises and nearly 100 members of the Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam - Cuba Friendship Association.

Addressing the event, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong hailed the time-honoured relationship between the two nations.

Can Tho City treasures the friendship and solidarity with Cuba, he said.

He reported that the city has organised numerous communication activities to enhance local people’s understanding of the Cuban people and country, and asked the Cuban Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City to help foster culture and trade exchanges between Cuba and Can Tho.

The official also pledged to facilitate the investment of Cuban enterprises in the locality.

Vietnam is the second largest Asian trade partner of Cuba, with two-way trade value exceeding 205 million USD in 2014.

Rice and aquatic products are among Vietnamese key exports to Cuba.-VNA