Vietnam, Cuba’s trade unions strengthen traditional friendship hinh anh 1At the talks between Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and Central Union of Cuban Workers (Photo: VNA)

Havana (VNA) –
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the Central Union of Cuban Workers (CTC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on specific activities to promote the bilateral relations.

The signing took place at talks between President of the VGCL Bui Van Cuong and Secretary General of the CTC Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento as part of Cuong’s visit to Cuba from September 22-24.

The visit aims to exchange experience and information in trade union activities with Cuba, thus contributing to deepening the special solidarity between Vietnam and Cuba, Cuong said.

Guilarte de Nacimiento expressed his pleasure to welcome the VGCL delegation and took the occasion to thank the Vietnamese Party, State and workers for supporting Cuban people in the past and at present.

The VGCL President presented 25,000 USD in cash and computer sets to Cuban workers affected by the recent storm Irma.

In an interview granted to the Worker weekly newspaper, the mouthpiece of CTC, Cuong highlighted the special bond between the two countries’ people and workers, which was nurtured by Presidents Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro Ruz.

He expressed his readiness to share experience with Cuba to develop trade unions in non-State economic sectors where the VGCL attaches great importance to protecting the legitimate rights and interests of workers, ensuring social welfare, fair wages, labour safety, working environment conditions, and entertainment rights.

During his visit to Cuba, Cuong also met with head of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee’s Department of External Relations Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera.-VNA