Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has affirmed that bilateral defence cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba has greatly contributed to ensuring independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity in each country.

The partnership has also played an important role in protecting political stability, peace and prosperity of both nations, the minister said during a meeting with Colonel Otto Danlcourt Cesar, head of the Cuban Interior Ministry’s directorate of cryptography in Hanoi on March 4.

He hailed Otto Danlcourt Cesar’s visit, saying that it will help strengthen friendship and bilateral affiliation between the two armies and peoples.

On his part, Otto Danlcourt Cesar said he hopes in the coming time, both sides will continue speeding up cooperation activities in areas of both country’s demand.

He stated that his visit is part of efforts to promote the time-honoured and sound friendship between the two armies and peoples.-VNA