Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is willing to share experience in national construction and development with Cuba to help the country realise its reform targets in an efficient and prompt manner, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.

He made the remark at a reception for visiting Cuban Minister of Labour and Social Security Margarita M. Gonzalez Fernandez in Hanoi on September 13.

At the meeting, the official affirmed that the special Vietnam-Cuba friendship has been strengthened over the time.

He voiced his hope that with a new constitution, Cuba would soon fulfil its goals on the path to socialism, attract foreign investment and restructure of the country’s economy.

Dam requested both sides to enhance cooperation and experience sharing to perfect policies and build models of social security in accordance with sustainable development.

He also asked the Cuban Ministry to create optimal conditions for Vietnamese firms operating in Cuba.

For her part, Minister Margarita M. Gonzalez Fernandez informed her host that she and her entourage attended a session of the Vietnam-Cuba Intergovernmental Committee, and held a working session with leaders of Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The two sides exchanged views on human resources development, workers’ rights and benefits in medical services, education, social welfare and poverty reduction, she said.

Cuba hopes to cooperate and exchange experience with Vietnam in the fields of labour, employment, salary policy, support for welfare beneficiaries, and the sending of guest workers to other countries, she added./.