A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 30 to mark the 56 th anniversary of Cuba ’s National Day (Jan. 1, 1959-2015).

Addressing the event, President of the Vietnam–Cuba Friendship Association (VCFA)’s HCM City chapter Hoang Thi Khanh congratulated the Cuban people on their recent achievements, especially the normalisation of relations with the US after 53 years.

Vietnam is willing to cooperate with and support Cuba in areas of its potential, she said, adding that Ho Chi Minh City together with the entire nation has been doing its utmost to foster the time-honoured Vietnam-Cuba relationship.

Recalling the fine relationship between Vietnam and Cuba since they set up diplomatic ties in 1960, Cuban Consul General to HCM City Bernabe Garcia Valido affirmed that the two peoples will work together to further develop the friendship, fraternity and comprehensive cooperation in the future.

The event was co-hosted by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Associations and the VCFA HCM City.-VNA