VGCL President Bui Van Cuong (third from left) and Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera (fourth from left) (Photo: congdoan.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the Centre of Workers of Cuba have enjoyed sound friendship and supported each other at international forums, said VGCL President Bui Van Cuong.

He made the statement while receiving newly accredited Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera in Hanoi on December 20.

Congratulating the Cuban diplomat on her new mission in Vietnam, Cuong expressed his hope that activities taken to protect labourers from both sides will receive support from the Cuban Embassy.

He said the move will help tighten relations between the two labour organisations.

The VGCL has invited the head of the Centre of Workers of Cuba and the centre’s working group to visit Vietnam to discuss measures to protect workers in non-state sector.

Rivera, for her part, thanked the VGCL for its support for the embassy over the years, saying Cuba has prioritised relations between its organisations and the VGCL as it plays an important part in bilateral ties.

At the meeting, she also shared information on the traditional friendship between the two countries and relations between the two labour organisations.-VNA