A ceremony was held in Hanoi on January 8 to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution, with National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Herminio Diaz Lopez both in attendance.

The event was organised by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration, the Central Committee of the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association (VCFA) and its Hanoi chapter.

The Cuban Revolution, successfully led by Fidel Castro against the dictatorial government of Fulgencio Batista, lasted for over five years before victory was declared on January 1, 1959.

At the event, NA Vice Chairwoman Ngan, who is also head of the VCFA Central Committee, underlined the significance of this triumph, saying that it helped open a new chapter in the country’s history and bring rights to all Cuban people.

She also recalled the solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and Cuba, affirming that the traditional relations will be reinforced and further developed in the future.

While reminiscing about his country’s revolution 55 years ago, Herminio said in all of its struggles, Cuba always received wholehearted assistance from the fraternal Vietnamese people.

He also thanked Vietnam for its support for Cuba during the past 55 years, adding that Vietnam ’s experience is also a helpful reference for Cuba to update its economic model.

The ambassador also expressed his belief that efforts made by the VCFA and its chapters across the country will help boost bilateral ties, especially in economics and trade.-VNA