Minister of Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Leopoldo Cintra Frias reiterated strong will to further strengthen the fraternal friendship and cooperation with the Vietnamese Party, State and people as he met Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi on December 22.

Leopoldo Cintra Frias said Cuba considers what Vietnam has achieved as a reference to its policy of updating socio-economic development model.

He informed the host of the recent outcomes of his talks with Vietnamese Defence Ministry units, and expressed his belief that Vietnam will reap more rewards on its path to development under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

The Party chief affirmed the Vietnamese Party and people’s support to Cuba’s revolutionary cause. He congratulated the Cuban Party, State and people on their tireless fight over the past 50 years, which has led to the normalisation of ties with the US.

Vietnam and Cuba share a special and loyal relationship, which is a precious and admirable asset, he said.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army and the 58th anniversary of the Traditional Day of Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, the host expressed his wish that both sides will deserve the trust of the two Parties and peoples.-VNA