Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and new Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong received the new Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera in Hanoi on January 26.

Thanking Vietnam for its solidarity with and support for Cuba, the diplomat pledged to do her best to effectively contribute to strengthening the special relations between Vietnamese and Cuban parties, governments and people.

Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong congratulated Lianys Torres Rivera on her new post in Vietnam, saying he believes she will make significant contributions to Vietnam – Cuba traditional relations and comprehensive cooperation.

Trong stressed 2018 marks 45 years since Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro first visited Vietnam.

He suggested this could be a good occasion to educate people from both sides on the special ties share between their countries.

Trong took the occasion to send his greetings to First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party Raul Castro and other Cuban Party and State leaders.-VNA