VFFCC Tran Thanh Man (R) and CRD deputy head Orestes Llanes Mestre (Source: VNA) 
 
Hanoi (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) Tran Thanh Man congratulated Cuba on its economic achievements during a reception in Hanoi on November 6 for deputy head of the Committee for the Defence of Revolution of Cuba (CDR) Orestes Llanes Mestre. 

Man assured his guest that the Party, State and people of Vietnam are always grateful to support that the Party, State and people of Cuba have provided for Vietnam in the fight for national liberation in the past and the construction and development at present.

He said long-standing ties between the two Parties, States and peoples should be maintained in order to make practical and effective contributions to each country’s revolutionary cause.

The host expressed his belief that the visit will further deepen traditional solidarity and friendship between the two nations in the next context.

Mestre, for his part, said though facing disasters, the Party, State and people of Vietnam are always ready to assist Cuba. When Cuba suffered devastating consequences of storm Irma, Vietnam offered 1,000 tonnes of rice in relief to the country, which proves close-knit and sincere ties between the two sides.

Informing the host of the outcomes of his talks with VFFCC Vice President Truong Thi Ngoc Anh, Mestre said experience acquired at the talks will help the CDR improve its operating efficiency.

During talks earlier, both sides expressed their delight at achievements scored by the two countries, shared working experience and agreed on collaboration principles for the near future.-VNA