The Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee convened its 31 st meeting in Hanoi on September 16, aiming to seek ways to further enhance the efficiency of the cooperation between the two countries.

The agenda of the three-day meeting also includes new cooperation contents for the 2013-2014 period and the mid-term assessment of the implementation of the rice production programme in Cuba .

The committee will discuss more details about the potential fields for medium-term bilateral economic cooperation, which were defined in the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the two governments in August this year in Hanoi .

On the occasion, a number of activities will also be held, including a conference to promote investment to Mariel port in Cuba, a ceremony to mark 40 years since President Fidel Castro visited central Quang Tri province – the only visit by a foreign state leader to a fierce battlefield of Vietnam at that time.-VNA