Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz and Vietnamese Construction Minister Pham Hong Ha (sitting, left) sign the meeting’s minutes (Photo: VNA)
 
Havana (VNA) – The 36th meeting of the Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee concluded in Havana, Cuba on November 30.

Addressing the closing ceremony, Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz said that the two sides agreed on a number of measures to enhance the efficiency of the committee, continue boosting trade growth and create favourable conditions for Vietnam’s investment in Cuba.

The minister, who is chairman of the Cuba sub-committee, said that the measures also aim to implement agreements reached between the two countries during the visit to Cuba by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong in March 2018 as well as the visit to Vietnam by President Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez last October.

Meanwhile, chairman of the Vietnam sub-committee and Construction Minister Pham Hong Ha noted the new contents in the meeting’s minutes, which he said are in line with the specific orientations given by leaders of both sides as well as the development demands in each country.

At the closing ceremony, representatives of the Vietnam Institute for Urban and Rural Planning and the Cuba Physical Planning Institute signed an agreement on cooperation in implementing a protocol on measures for construction planning and planning management to optimise development resources of coastal economic zones.

During his stay in Cuba, Minister Ha and the Vietnamese delegation paid a courtesy call to President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel. They also had a working session with Secretary of the Party Committee of Havana Luis Antonio Torres Iribar and Cuban Minister of Transport Adel Yzquierdo Rodríguez.-VNA