Second Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Jose Ramon Machado Ventura received a delegation from the Communist Party of Vietnam, who attended the second theory seminar between the two parties, in Havna on November 11.

He spoke of the two nations’ shared ideology and goals in national development processes and their resolution in safeguarding revolutionary fruits to firmly defend national sovereignty and independence.

The Cuban host said he considered Vietnam’s achievements in national development and socialism-building process in the past as valuable lessons for Cuba.

He noted robust developments in friendship and all-faceted cooperation between the two nations, stressing the need to seek additional measures to boost bilateral trade and investment as well as coordination at international forums.

Machado Ventura said the second theory seminar provided a good opportunity for the pair to learn from their respective valuable theoretical and practical experience drawn during the socialism-building course.

Tran Quoc Vuong, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, expressed Vietnam’s full support for Cuban people in weathering all difficulties and challenges to build a prosperous socialist society.

He presented an overview of Vietnam’s nearly-three-decade renewal cause, highlighting socio-political stability, people’s improved living standards, expanded external relations and an annual 7-percent economic growth rate.

Vuong also informed his host about the Communist Party of Vietnam’s preparations for its 12 th congress, slated for the first quarter of 2016.

On this occasion, the two sides also signed a cooperation agreement that looks to deepen cooperation and relations between the two parties.

On the day, the second theory seminar, which focused on the Party’s role in updating socio-economic models in Cuba and the “Doi moi” (renewal) process in Vietnam, concluded.

Heads of the Cuban and Vietnamese delegations, Salvador Valdes Mesa and Tran Quoc Vuong affirmed Cuba’s socio-economic model update and Vietnam’s renewal process shared the same political nature and encounter similar challenges during their socialism-building course.

They agreed that the outcomes of the seminar would serve the two countries to reap more successes in national building and defence.
The seminar should be continuously organised, they said.-VNA