Vietnam, Cuba sign cooperation documents during Party chief’s visit hinh anh 1Vietnam News Agency ​sign an agreement with Cuban News Agency in an effort to raise the efficiency of cooperation. (Source: VNA)

Havana (VNA) – Vietnam and Cuba reached an array of cooperation documents during the State visit to Cuba by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong from March 28-31.

The documents comprise a cooperation agreement between the CPV and the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) during 2018-2023, an agreement between the Vietnamese and Cuban Governments, which frees Cuba from its debts to Vietnam, and another agreement on judicial support in criminal affairs.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the enhancement of scientific and technological collaboration between Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, a MoU between the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, and another MoU between the Vietnamese and Cuban construction ministries were also inked on this occasion.

Of note, Vietnam and Cuba agreed to scale up efforts to review and push for the signing of a new trade agreement, putting it into force as soon as possible, under a freshly-signed agreement on the end of negotiations of the new deal.

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the Prensa Latina News Agency also inked an agreement, aiming to increase the exchange of information and effectively consolidate the traditional cooperation between the two agencies in particular and the two countries in general.

On this occasion, the VNA reached a MoU with the Cuban News Agency (ACN) in an effort to raise the efficiency of cooperation and make their information sharing and professional assistance more suitable with requirements of the modern press.

Sovico Group of Vietnam’s budget carrier Vietjet Air signed a MoU with Cuban Civil Aviation Corporation, under which the two sides will seek cooperation for opportunities in the aviation market.-VNA