Vietnam, Cuba work to tighten time-honoured friendship hinh anh 1Overview of the talks between leaders of VUFO and ICAP in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Leaders of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples (ICAP) held talks on November 23 evening to discuss ways to tighten friendship between the two agencies in particular and between Vietnam and Cuba in general.

Speaking at the event, VUFO President Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga expressed her delight that Cuba officially enters the “new normal” when allowing students of all grades to return to school, opening its door to foreign  tourists with flexible regulations, and reactivating business and production activities across the nation.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted external and direct cooperation activities, the two organisations have regularly exchanged and got updated on each other’s information, contributing to spreading the sense of solidarity to the two countries’ people, particularly young generations.

ICAP President Fernando González Llort thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for standing side by side with the Cuban people during difficult times.

The two sides affirmed that they will continue to organise friendly exchange activities and celebrate important anniversaries such as the 50th anniversary of President Fidel Castro's visit to Vietnam, the 62nd anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations (December 2, 1960 - 2022), together with activities to mark President Ho Chi Minh's birthday and Vietnam's National Day.

They agreed that in the coming time, the VUFO and the ICAP will continue to further strengthen cooperation in the fields of peace, solidarity and friendship; regularly organise online information exchange activities targeting friendship associations of the two countries’ localities; and have more initiatives to reform operations to further tighten the Vietnam-Cuba friendship./.