HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 12 (ACN) Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Vice President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, described her official visit to Cuba minutes before her farewell at José Martí International Airport as fruitful and memorable.
Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh thanked in particular the meeting with Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, an exchange that reaffirms the ties of brotherhood between both countries and encourages the implementation of cooperation agreements.
During her five-day stay on the island, the high representative of the Vietnamese government carried out a busy program of activities, which included visits to socioeconomic projects, meetings with personalities from the political and business spheres and the celebration of the event Vietnam Days in Cuba, which resulted in a look at the traditions and identity of the Indochinese nation through art.
In an exclusive statement for the Cuban News Agency, Nguyen Trung Thanh, Vietnam's Ambassador to Cuba, said that the Vice President's meetings with community leaders and local institutions were very fruitful and recognized the support of all parties in fulfilling an intense agenda.
We are totally pleased with this visit whose satisfactory results already include the rice fields of Pinar del Rio, projects of Vietnamese companies in the Special Zone of Mariel Development and others, but the main impact, in my opinion, is in the field of ideas, emphasized the diplomat.
In this aspect the commitment and the need to be more creative and energetic to promote new projects that materialize the historical bonds of brotherhood in concrete proposals of collaboration, as we have done in recent years, he insisted.
Currently, the South Asian nation is Cuba's second largest trading partner in Asia and Oceania. Trade between the two countries in 2018 experienced a considerable increase, reaching $335 million, and a recent trade agreement proposes to increase that figure to $500 million by 2022.
Vietnamese Vice President Emilio Ratmir Lozada Garcia, Minrex's Director General of Bilateral Affairs, and Lianys Torres Rivera, Cuba's Ambassador to Vietnam, attended the farewell event at José Martí International Airport.