Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong and Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Jan 1 extended their congratulations to First Sec. of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez on Cuba’s 64th National Day.
The Embassy of Cuba in Vietnam and the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba in coordination with the Defense Ministry of Vietnam held a ceremony awarding orders and medals of different types to former and current leaders of the Vietnamese Defense Ministry on December 5, marking the 62nd anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Cuba ( (December 2, 1960- 2022).
Following the invitation of General Luong Cuong, a member of the Politburo, a member of the Central Military Commission's Standing Committee, Chairman of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army, Lieutenant General Víctor Rojo Ramos, a member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of Politics of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba along with a delegation this morning had an official visit to Vietnam and attended Vietnam International Defense Expo 2022.
On behalf of the Standing Committee of the HCMC People’s Committee, head of the Propaganda and Education Board of the City Party Committee Phan Nguyen Nhu Khue on December 4 hosted a reception for a delegation of the Granma, an official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba led by its Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Arlin Alberty Loforte.
Vice Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan hosted a reception for the Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Fernando González LLort, President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) on November 14.
Bilateral trade turnover between Ho Chi Minh City and Cuba from the beginning of 2022 to now reached US$62 million, up 3.6 times over the same period in 2021. Accordingly, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen said that Ho Chi Minh City and Cuba have enormous potential for cooperation.
Vietnam and Cuba strive to lift the two-way trade to US$500 million in the next five years based on the Vietnam - Cuba trade agreement, which was signed in 2018 and officially took effect in April 2020, which is an important legal basis for businesses of the two sides to fully tap tariff preferences.
The Vietnamese Party, State and people always appreciate and are grateful for the support and assistance of their Cuban counterparts in the struggle for national liberation and construction, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong has said.
Nguyen Van Hieu, Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Party Committee has suggested the Cuban Party and State to further push for cooperation and delegation exchange with the Vietnamese city in areas of mutual interest, including youth exchange, healthcare, biology and education.
Senior Party officials of Vietnam and Cuba have agreed that amid the Covid-19 pandemic, regular meetings and exchanges between the two Parties and countries vividly demonstrate their special friendship.
The relationship between Ho Chi Minh City and Cuba has been more and more developed and promoted in various fields. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the total trade turnover between the city and Cuba in 2021 reached US$62 million which is considered a remarkable economic relations.
The National Experimental University of the Armed Forces (UNEFA) of Venezuela on May 19 launched the “Vietnamese nation and culture in Ho Chi Minh era” faculty on the occasion of the 132nd birthday of Vietnamese national leader and UNESCO-recognized man of culture - late President Ho Chi Minh.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai highly appreciated the collaborative relationship between Vietnam and Cuba, and promised to boost this close connection for mutual benefits at the reception for new Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Nicolas Hernandez Guillen yesterday.
The visit to Cuba from September 18-21 and working trip to New York, the US, from September 21-24 of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a high-ranking delegation bear great significance and meet all set targets, according to Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.
Vietnam and Cuba released a 12-point joint statement on the occasion of Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official friendship visit to Cuba from September 18-20 at the invitation of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez.