Deputy Minister of Finance Nguyen Huu Chi and other ministry officials visited Cuba from December 2-7 under a cooperation programme with the Cuban Ministry of Finance and Prices.

The Vietnamese officials paid a courtesy visit to Minister of Finance and Prices Lina Pedraza Rodriguez and had a working session with Deputy Minister Felix Martinez.

They shared experience in state budget and public debt management, government bond issuance, inflation control and market development, which could serve as a reference for Cuba in implementing the updating of its economic model.

Minister Pedraza said the delegation’s visit will greatly contribute to the development of traditional ties between the two nations.

During the visit, the Vietnamese officials handed over 5,000 tonnes of rice as gifts from the Vietnamese Party, State and people to the Cuban government and people.

Cuban Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade Odalis Victoria Escandell described “the gift” as a gesture of solidarity between the two countries and thanked the Vietnamese Party, Government and people for their unswerving support for Cuba’s revolutionary cause.-VNA