Viglacera presents 100 tonnes of rice to Cuban medical staff hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Xinhua)

Hanoi (VNA) - Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera has received 100 tonnes of rice from Deputy General Director of the Viglacera Corporation Tran Ngoc Anh.

The rice is a gift from Viglacera’s Vimariel S.A company based at the Mariel special economic zone in Cuba for frontline medical staff fighting COVID-19 in the country.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Anh said the gift reflects the solidarity with and appreciation of Cuba’s medical workers in the fight.

Ambassador Torres, for her part, said Vietnam always joins together with the Cuban people at difficult moments, and the Cuban people were also delighted with the gift of 5,000 tonnes rice presented recently by the Vietnamese Party, State, and people.

She expressed her belief that with international solidarity and ceaseless efforts by the two countries’ political systems and authorities, Vietnam and Cuba will defeat the pandemic and move forward./.