A ceremony was held on April 18 in Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 54th anniversary of the Cuba’s Hiron victory (April 19, 1961).

The event was organised by the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (HCM City – VUFO) and the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association (HCM City – VCFA).

Bernabe Garcia Valido, Cuban Consul General in HCM City highlighted the significance of the historic victory of the Cuban people on the Hiron beach 54 years ago.

Huynh Minh Thien, Vice President of the HCM City – VUFO hailed the Vietnam-Cuba friendship, highlighting the valuable support the Cuban people has provided for Vietnam during the past struggle for national independence as well as in the current national construction.

The city will continue to promote exchanges and cooperation with Cuba, contributing to fostering the traditional solidarity between the two countries, Thien added.-VNA