Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty hosted a reception for a delegation of Cuban armed forces in Hanoi on August 11.

Sen. Lt. Gen. Ty highlighted the traditional friendship between the two countries, which was founded by President Ho Chi Minh and President Fidel Castro and have been nurtured by generations of leaders of both sides.

He hailed the development of bilateral ties in the field of defence over the past few years, particularly the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two armies in March this year.

Head of the Cuban delegation, Chief of the Logistics Department under the Cuba ’s Western Army, Maj. Gen Roberto Rodriguez Dopico affirmed that Cuba always regards Vietnamese armed forces and people as comrades and brothers.

Cuba is always ready to assist and cooperate with the Vietnamese people and army to the best of its capability, he said.-VNA