Le Hong Anh, Politburo Member and permanent member of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee (CPVCC)’s Secretariat, hosted a reception for Jose Ramon Balaguer, Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC)’s Central Committee in Hanoi on November 7.

Anh highly valued the CPC delegation’s visit to Vietnam and its attendance at the first theoretical workshop between the two Parties held on November 5-6.

On behalf of the Vietnamese Party, State and people, he extended regards to the Cuban people hit by storm Sandy.

He expressed his deep belief that under the leadership of the CPC, Cuba will overcome difficulties and challenges and gain great achievements with the new socio-economic development model.

Balaguer, who is also Head of the CPCCC’s International Relations Department, said he is delighted with the two Parties and the two countries’ development.

He declared Cuba’s hope and determination to further strengthen bilateral friendship and cooperation in the near future.

Both officials agreed to continue fostering exchange and experience sharing between the two Parties, contributing to improving the leadership capacity of each Party, and successfully building socialism in Vietnam and Cuba.

The Cuban guest was also received by Politburo Member Hoang Binh Quan, and head of the CPVCC’s External Relations Commission.

The two sides exchanged views on regional and international issues and discussed measures to intensify the traditional friendship, solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties and peoples.-VNA