Vietnamese commemorate Cuban leader Fidel Castro hinh anh 1National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien offers his condolences to Cuban Ambassador Herminio López Diaz. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Many delegations of the Vietnamese agencies and localities on November 28 paid tribute to Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz at the Cuban Embassy in Hanoi and the Cuban Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.

Among those who paid homage to Fidel Castro was National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien.

Representatives from the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Education and Information, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Red Cross Society and the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association, along with Cuban students in Hanoi also commemorated the Cuban leader.

A delegation of the Hanoi Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and Fatherland Front Committee led by Hoang Trung Hai, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, visited the embassy on this occasion.

Hai wrote in the condolence book that Fidel Castro’s death is a huge loss to the Cuban Party, State, Government and people, and his family. World revolutionary and communist movements have lost an unyielding and courageous leader. The Party, State and people of Vietnam have lost a close friend, comrade and brother who greatly contributed to consolidating and developing the special solidarity, comprehensive cooperation and mutual trust between the two countries over the past five decades.

“Hanoi will exert every effort to deepen the relations between Vietnam and Cuba, as well as between Hanoi and Havana, thus serving the revolutionary cause in each nation,” he said.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Dinh La Thang, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, paid homage to Fidel Castro at the Cuban Consulate General.

Writing in the condolence book, Thang said authorities and people of HCM City stand side by side with Cuban people in the sorrow moment, and continue strengthening the fraternal solidarity, comprehensive cooperation and mutual trust between the two countries’ Parties, States and people.

The same day, representatives from the HCM City People’s Council, People’s Committee, Fatherland Front Central Committee, local agencies and organisations, and individuals in the city commemorated the Cuban leader.

The Cuban Consulate General’s condolence book commemorating Fidel Castro will remain open through December 4.

Fidel Castro, former First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party’s Central Committee and former President of the Council of State and the Council of Ministers, passed away on November 25 (Havana time) at the age of 90.-VNA