Last updated: 17:14 - September 7, 2010
Parliamentary leader begins Cuba visit
| National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong was greeted by his Cuban counterpart, Ricardo Alarcon at the Jose Marti international airport in Havana on September 5 for an official visit to Cuba. |
Later in the day, NA Chairman Trong and his entourage paid a floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his monument in the Peace Park, where they were welcomed by a crowd of locals.
In the evening, the legislative chief called at the Vietnamese embassy, praising the staff for their efforts to promote relations with the Cuban people.
“The Party, the State and people of Vietnam have always respected the traditional friendship and multifaceted co-operation with the Cuban Party, State and people,” said Trong.
Ambassador Vu Chi Cong reassured the NA Chairman of the staff’s determination to fulfil their duties.
He said the Vietnamese diplomatic corps in Cuba, though thin in personnel, have worked hard to constantly develop bilateral relations in economic, commercial, investment and educational fields.
The staff members have managed to engage in practical and concrete cooperative projects such as providing assistance in rice growing and agricultural development, Cong reported.
Overseas Vietnamese present at the event pledged to make greater efforts to cultivate and strengthen relations with Cuba while constantly contributing to the motherland’s development.(VNA)