Outgoing Cuban Ambassador pledges to further ties with Vietnam hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) receives outgoing Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Herminio Lopez Diaz (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Outgoing Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Herminio Lopez Diaz vowed to continue making contributions to the development of bilateral relations at a meeting with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi on September 11.

The diplomat thanked significant support he had received from the Party, Government and public agencies throughout his tenure in Vietnam over the past four years.

He expressed his pleasure with progress made in Cuba-Vietnam ties, particularly in cooperation between the two parties, and partnerships in the sectors of trade-investment, agriculture, defence, security, and people-to-people exchange.

He said he appreciates Vietnam’s sharing its theoretical and practical experience on economic reform with Cuba.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong lauded Ambassador Herminio Lopez Diaz’s excellent services during his tenure in Vietnam.

He asked the diplomat to convey his message of sympathies to President Raul Castro, the Party, State and people of Cuba over heavy losses caused by hurricane Irma.

The Vietnamese Party and people always stand side by side with the Cuban Party and people, the Party chief stated, adding his wish for bilateral engagements to thrive across sectors and mutual close coordination at multilateral forums.-VNA