General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Cuba will be an opportunity for the two countries to reaffirm their commitment to preserving their historic legacy and strengthening brotherhood, said Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera.

Ambassador Rivera told the Vietnam News Agency ahead of General Secretary Trong’s State visit to Cuba from March 28-31 that the visit will also embrace the two nations’ joint effort to address challenges of the 21st century for the wellbeing of both sides.

High-level mutual visits between Vietnam and Cuba in the past demonstrated the two nations’ strong political relations, the ambassador said.

According to Lianys Torres Rivera, Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam, the historic exchanges between President Ho Chi Minh and President Fidel Castro have paved the way for the bilateral ties to grow with a deep sense of brotherhood and solidarity; and the Vietnam-Cuba friendship has set an example of a foreign relations.

The General Secretary’s visit is of significant importance as it takes place in 2018, the year marking the 45th anniversary of President Fidel’s historic visit to a newly liberated area in Quang Tri, the fiercest battlefield in the anti-US war, in 1973.

Lianys Torres Rivera, Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam said: "The Vietnam-Cuba relations have shown progress in several fields but there are potential in other areas that will require joint initiatives to be unleashed. The prospect should focus on consolidating what we have already achieved and venturing into other areas that are promising."

To further bolster the special friendship between Vietnam and Cuba, the diplomat suggested the two nations maintain exchange of visits at all levels and back initiatives to bring them closer.-VNA