President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (left) and Salvador Valdes Mesa, First Vice President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba. (Source: VNA)

Havana (VNA) - Cuban leaders have voiced  their belief that with fine traditional political ties and huge potential, Vietnam and Cuba will enjoy specific and pragmatic developments in their bilateral cooperation, especially in health care, pharmaceutical production, renewable energy, civil aviation and agriculture.

Second Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, and Politburo member Salvador Valdes Mesa, who is First Vice President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba, made the remarks while receiving Tran Thanh Man, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee. 

At the meetings, the hosts expressed their condolences over the passing of President Tran Dai Quang, who, they said, is a close friend of Cuban people.

They noted with pleasure progresses made in the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Cuba over the past time, especially the State visit to Cuba by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong in March 2018, and activities marking 45 years of the historic trip to Vietnam by Cuban leader Fidel Castro (September 1973).

Both highly valued outcomes of collaboration between Vietnam and Cuba in general, and between the VFF and Cuba’s Committee for the Defence of Revolution (CDR) in particular.

For his part, Man reiterated the viewpoints of the Vietnamese Party, State and people on supporting the just struggle of Cuba in any circumstances.

The official said he is impressed by the scientific and effective organisation of the ninth congress of the CDR that concluded on September 28.

Man pledged to make greater efforts to develop the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, particularly the special solidarity between the two peoples.

The same day, the VFF delegation wrapped up their trip to the Caribbean country.-VNA