First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Comittee Raul Castro and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (in black suite) at the closing session of the 9th Congress of the Committees for the Defence of the Revolution (Source: VNA)

Havana (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man delivered a speech at the closing session of the 9th Congress of the Committees for the Defence of the Revolution (CDR) of Cuba in Havana on September 28.

Stressing the core role of the CDR in Cuba’s revolutionary cause over the past 58 years, Man expressed his belief that the largest mass organisation of the Caribbean island nation will take the lead in putting resolutions of the sixth and seventh National Congresses of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) into reality, and fighting against negative social phenomena and schemes of all hostiles.

He shared that the VFF is preparing for its ninth National Congress scheduled to take place in September 2019.

On behalf of the VFF, he pledged to maintain, protect and educate young generations on the special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and people of Vietnam and Cuba.

At the closing session of the 9th CDR Congress, Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez, member of the CPC Central Committee, was re-elected to National Coordinator of the CDR in the next five years.

Earlier, in his talks with Carlos, Man stressed Vietnam’s consistent policy of supporting Cuba’s revolutionary cause, and informed him of the country’s main achievements after more than 30 years of reform.

The VFF delegation also paid tribute to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, who passed away on September 21 due to severe illness, at the Vietnamese Embassy in Cuba, laid flowers at late President Ho Chi Minh’s statue in Havana, and visited several economic, cultural and educational establishments in the country.-VNA