The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) have reached an agreement on strengthening their friendship and cooperation.

VUFO President Vu Xuan Hong and ICAP Chairman Kenia Seeanno Puig signed the deal in a ceremony in Hanoi on April 8 in the presence of Cuban Ambassador Herminio Lopez Diaz and Vice President of the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association Nguyen Duy Cuong.

The agreement highlights the support to the Cuban people in their struggle against the US blockade and embargo, joint efforts in organising national occasions and other important events of each country, the attention to students and alumni studying and working in each country, as well as exchanges of information and delegations.

According to Hong, the agreement is the first of its kind between people’s organisations reached after Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s recent Cuba visit.

The document reaffirms the coordination mechanisms between the two organisations and their determination to continue working to consolidate the friendship and solidarity between the two nations and peoples.-VNA