Vietnam is determined to further promote solidarity, friendship and fraternal relations between the Vietnamese and Cuban Parties, Governments, legislative bodies and people.

Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan made the affirmation at talks with Jose Ramon Balaguer, Head of the Cuban Party Central Committee’s Department of International Relations and Jaime Crombet, Vice President of the Cuban Parliament, in Havana on Dec. 5, as part of her visit to Cuba from Dec. 3-5.

Ngan spoke highly of the achievements made by the Cuban people in the national construction and defence process and expressed the Vietnamese Party, Government and people’s consistent solidarity and support to the revolutionary cause and national development of Cuba.

The Cuban leaders congratulated great achievements made by the Vietnamese people and thanked the Vietnamese Party, Government, National Assembly and people for their solidarity and consistent support to Cuba during the past years.

They affirmed Cuba’s determination in promoting economic development in parallel with protecting the principles of revolution, for social justice and national sovereignty.

The two sides agreed to continue promoting and strengthening relations between the two legislative bodies, creating conditions for the two countries’ lawmakers to exchange experience in compiling and building legal documents, contributing to the national development and building socialism in each country.

On the occasion, Crombet asked Ngan to convey President of Cuban Parliament Ricardo Alarcon’s invitation to his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Sinh Hung to visit Cuba in the near future.

On the evening of the same day, at a meeting with Alarcon, Ngan affirmed Vietnam’s solidarity and support in asking the US to end its economic blockade and embargo against Cuba.

During the visit to Cuba, Ngan met with President of Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples Kenia Serrano, President of the Cuba – Vietnam Friendship Association Yolanda Ferrer.

She also laid a wreath at the monuments to Cuban national hero Jose Marti and President Ho Chi Minh in Havana, and visited Ben Tre village in Bauta district of Artemisa province./.