HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 3 (ACN) The first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, Raúl Castro, and the president of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel, sent congratulatory messages to Vietnamese leaders on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the independence of the Indochinese nation.
"I am convinced that Cuba and Vietnam will continue to consolidate the historic ties of brotherhood and cooperation that have characterized our relations," says the letter sent by Raúl Castro to the secretary general of the Communist Party and president of this country, Nguyen Phu Trong.
For his part, Diaz-Canel reaffirmed to Phu Trong "the will to continue strengthening the historic bonds of brotherhood, solidarity and cooperation among our peoples, parties and governments.
Also the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodriguez, conveyed cordial congratulations for the date to his Vietnamese counterpart and deputy prime minister, Pham Binh Minh, and reiterated his interest in continuing to consolidate the collaboration and ties between the two chancelleries.
The messages of the Cuban leaders were among the first among the dozens of greetings arrived in Vietnam on the occasion of Independence Day.
On September 2, 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read in the capital's Ba Dinh Square the Declaration of Independence of Vietnam in the face of defeated French colonialism.
But the selfless nation of Southeast Asia still had to fight for another 30 years and offer the lives of millions of its children to defeat the invasion of U.S. troops and achieve the reunification of the country.