Journalist Marta Roza, deputy chairwoman of the Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Association has spoken highly of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV)’s guidelines on national industrialisation.

At a talk with a Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reporter on Jan. 16 on the occasion of the 11 th National Congress of the CPV, Marta Roza, who was the last foreign journalist to interview President Ho Chi Minh before he passed away, also highly valued the achievements that Vietnam made during the Doi moi (renewal) process, especially in education and healthcare.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Cuba, Mai Thao, shared his belief that his historic Party congress would pave the way for the country’s industrialisation and modernisation period.

“Over the past 25 years since the 6 th Party Congress, under the clear-sighted leadership of the Party and sound management of the government, Vietnam has gained extremely great achievements in both internal and external affairs, raising the country’s position in the international arena and improving people’s lives,” he said.

In his opinion, the government should provide more support to disadvantaged people in remote areas as well as more investment to education and healthcare which are key to success of the future

Currently the marketing director for Asia of Cuba’s Heber Biotec pharmaceuticals and biological products trading company, Mai Thao has made much contributions to promoting bilateral trade between Vietnam and Cuba./.