The 31 st meeting of the Vietnam-Cuba Inter-governmental Committee for Economic, Commercial, Scientific and Technological Cooperation wrapped up in Hanoi on September 19 after three days of sitting.

In his closing speech, Construction Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, co-chairman of the committee, said the two sides agreed to sign a minutes of the meeting, which states that results reached during the event show both sides’ determination and efforts to promote cooperation in economics, trade, culture, education, science and technology, thus bringing practical benefits to their peoples.

These will also be legal basis for both sides to effectively implement cooperation programmes and projects that were agreed by them, he stressed.

For his part, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, who is also co-chairman of the committee, spoke highly of efforts and achievements made by Vietnamese and Cuban experts in implementing the previous meeting’s minutes, focusing on remaining problems and solutions to them.

The two sides have defined feasible cooperation contents for the 2013-2014 period as well as potential cooperation projects of the medium-term bilateral economic agenda, he said.

On the occasion, Rodrigo introduced a workshop on investment in infrastructure development in Cuba to Vietnamese enterprises.

The Cuban Minister said he hopes that after the workshop, Vietnamese businesses will pay more attention to cooperation opportunities in Cuba.

The 31 st meeting focused discussions on the fields of biotechnology and health, trade, science and technology, contributing to fostering economic cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba in order to meet the aspiration of the two countries’ people./.