A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 18 to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the Giron victory of Cuba (April 19, 1961-2013).

The event, which was organised by the Union of Friendship Associations and Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association of HCM City, was attended by representatives from the city government, the Command of Military Zone 7, the Cuban consulate general in the city, and Cuban expatriates working and living in the city and southern provinces.

Addressing the event, Dao Thi Hoai Thanh, a member of the city’s Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association, said that the Cuban people has gained many achievements in their cause of building and protecting the country over the past 52 years despite the embargo.

Progressive people in the world, including Vietnamese people, always stand side by side with the Cuban people, Thanh stressed.

Cuban Consul General Gabrien Perez Tarrau said the Giron victory is very important to Cuba and has effects on the future of the Latin America.

Things are changing, but the Cuban revolution remains strong and firm, he said, adding that it is the same with the friendship and solidarity between Cuba and Vietnam.-VNA