Prime Minister welcomes new Cuban Ambassador hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives new Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi on December 26 for new Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera, during which he urged the two countries to promote their comprehensive cooperation more practically and effectively.

Having highlighted the fine relationship between the two nations over the past years, PM Phuc affirmed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people always consider Cuba as their brothers in any circumstance. Vietnam is continuing to provide food for Cuba and enhance bilateral cooperation in many spheres, he said.

Vietnam is increasing its investments in Cuba, he noted, suggesting both sides cooperate in such fields as industry, defence, security, agriculture, and health care.

The PM voiced his hope that Cuba will make more reforms to develop more strongly and comprehensively in the time ahead, and expected the nation to successfully hold a general election in early 2018.

[Cuban leaders determined to develop traditional friendship with Vietnam]

For her part, Ambassador Rivera appreciated Vietnam’s assistance to and cooperation with Cuba in various areas, which has helped intensify their traditional relations.

She underlined that Vietnam’s support for and sentiment towards Cuba are a great present, particularly after Cuba suffered from losses amounting to billions of USD caused by recent natural disasters.

The diplomat expressed her delight at the reinforcement of bilateral ties, especially the maintenance of high-ranking mutual visits, adding that Cuba holds huge potential for economic cooperation and wants to partner with Vietnam in the win-win spirit.-VNA