Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Le Hoang Quan, hosted a reception for the visiting Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba, Salvador Valdes Mesa, on June 2.

Expressing his delight at the visit of the Cuban Vice President and his high-ranking companions to the city on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Cuba diplomatic ties, Quan affirmed that the close relations enjoyed by the two countries have been maintained over the past years. He stated that the visit would further strengthen these.

In addition, the chairman gave his guests an overview of the city in recent years, adding that the economic hub is willing to exchange experience on socio-economic development work with Cuba.

He requested that the two nations further deepen their traditional relations, enabling a comprehensive bilateral cooperation.

Echoing his host, the Cuban official declared that their treasured ties would be preserved and passed on from generation to generation.

Cuba has implemented a number of reforms to develop the country and its economy over the past few years, the official said, adding that experience learned during this visit would further aid this process.-VNA