General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong and the high-ranking Vietnamese delegation arrived in Hanoi on April 1, successfully wrapping up their official visit to France from March 25-27 and state visit to Cuba from March 28-30.

During his stay in France, Party General Secretary Trong held talks with  President Emmanuel Macron; met Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, President of the National Assembly Francois De Rugy; President of the Senate Gérard Larcher; laid wreaths at the statue of late President Ho Chi Minh to commemorate the national hero in Montreuil city and visited Choisy Le Roi City, where negotiations on the Paris Agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam took place from from May 1968 to March 1973.

Also, the Party Chief received leading enterprises in France and met with Vietnamese intelligence in the European country.

At the meeting, both sides exchanges measures to set up frameworks and create new momentum to deepen the bilateral strategic partnership, thus opening a new development phase for the two countries. 

Regional and international issues of mutual concerns, especially the regional security were also on the table. They agreed that all disputes must be settled by peaceful means, based on international regulations and each nation should be responsible for regional security and development.

While in Cuba, Party General Secretary Trong held talks with First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba General Raul Castro Ruz. He had meetings with Second Secretary of the PCC Central Committee José Ramón Machado Ventura, Politburo member and President of the National Assembly  Esteban Lazo Hernández, and Politburo member and First Vice President of the Cuban Council of State and the Council of Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez.

The Vietnamese and Cuban leaders agreed that the special friendship and solidarity between the two countries is a symbol of the era and an invaluable asset of the Parties and people.

They resolved to bolster of the friendship fostered by late President Ho Chi Minh and Commander-in-Chief Fidel Castro.

The leaders agreed on the importance of expanding and deepening the friendship and comprehensive co-operation between the two countries, thus actively contributing to their national construction and defence, and to maintaining peace, stability, and development in the region and the world.

During the talks, they expressed their joy at the flourishing bilateral relations between the two nations, and affirmed their determination to turn the special relations into a new development period, on the basis of political trust.

They stressed the two sides should work closely to improve the efficiency of bilateral economic, trade and investment co-operation, while comparing their notes on international and regional issues of common concern.

On the occasion, the Party leader laid a wreath and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh and Cuban hero José Martí and Cuban revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro Ruz, visited Santiago De Cuba and Vo Thi Thang primary school, and met with youth people of the two countries.

Over 40 documents, agreements and cooperative contracts were inked during his visit to France and Cuba, which will allow the relations between Vietnam and the two countries to develop in a stronger and more efficient manner in the future.-VNA