Vietnam-Cuba inter-governmental committee proves effective: officials hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (R) receivesCuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz on October 3 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung received Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz in Hanoi on October 3, applauding activities of the Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee of which Díaz is a co-chairman.

Deputy PM Dung offered sympathies on Cuba’s heavy human and property losses caused by hurricane Irma. He reiterated the Vietnamese Party, State and people’s appreciation of the special sentiment and precious support that Cuba has given to Vietnam throughout history.

Applauding activities of the Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee, the official said it is a suitable and effective cooperation mechanism, so both sides should make concerted efforts to implement agreements reached at each meeting of the committee.

The two countries should continue expanding cooperation in more spheres that match their demand and strength, Dung said, noting that the two sides have actively implemented the reached agreements, especially those on cooperation in rice production, maize and soya cultivation, and coffee and aquaculture development, helping Cuba improve its production capacity and ensure food security.

The countries are also promoting cooperation in health care and biology, the Deputy PM added.

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He and the Cuban minister shared the view that bilateral relations are in their prime and keep growing in all fields, particularly in economy and science-technique, helping to bring economic ties on par with the sound political relationship.

Minister Díaz said the cooperation mechanism of Vietnam-Cuba Inter-Governmental Committee is proving effective, contributing to the implementation of the two Governments’ agreements. Both sides are working hard to raise bilateral trade to 500 million USD in the next five years.

He noted Vietnamese firms like Viglacera, Hanel, Tin Thanh and Thai Binh are coordinating with Cuban partners to seek licenses for their investment projects on construction material and household appliance production, hotel building, and renewable energy development in the Latin American country.-VNA