Vietnamese NA helps Cuban Counterpart Improve Operational Efficiency
|Secretary General of the National Assembly, Chairman of the Office of the National Assembly Bui Van Cuong presents the gift to Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Nicolás Hernández Guillén. Photo: VNA|
The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) has presented 750 tablets, two sets of computers, and two printers to the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba, aiming to help the Cuban legislature improve its operational efficiency, VNA reported.
Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese NA Tran Thanh Man said at the handover ceremony in Hanoi on July 20 that the gifts demonstrate Vietnam’s solidarity and support to the Cuban Party, State, legislature, and revolutionary cause.
He affirmed that, during the 62-year journey, the special solidarity and brotherly friendship between Vietnam and Cuba has been laid the foundation by President Ho Chi Minh and President Fidel Castro, and has been continuously consolidated and developed. good development.
President Ho Chi Minh once said. "Vietnam and Cuba are thousands of miles away from each other, but the hearts of the two countries are as close as brothers" and the immortal saying of Cuban President Fidel Castro "For Vietnam, Cuba is ready to go willing to give his own blood" has been deeply imprinted in the hearts of generations of Vietnamese people.
|Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnamese NA Tran Thanh Man speaks at the event. Source: Cuban embassy in Hanoi|
In his remarks, Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Nicolás Hernández Guillén emphasised the sustainable, faithful relations between the two countries.
He shared that Cuba is actively updating its economic model and suggested the two legislatures continue with the exchange of delegations and deepen their cooperation in the time ahead, noting that Cuban leaders hope to welcome NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue to visit the Caribbean country.
On behalf of the NA, Secretary General of the legislature and Chairman of its office Bui Van Cuong presented the Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam the gift from the NA of Vietnam to the NA of Cuba.
Vietnam and Cuba established diplomatic relations on December 2, 1960. The bilateral relationship has continued to witness positive development steps in the recent past despite adverse impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic. The two nations have maintained high-level phone talks and meetings and cooperation mechanisms in the online form and built mechanisms to remove difficulties in economic-trade-investment ties. Vietnam and Cuba have assisted each other in coping with the pandemic, showing their special sentiments.
In 2021, Cuba provided medical supplies and vaccines, shared experience, and transferred technology to help Vietnam weather the serious impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. For the past, Vietnam has strived to promote bilateral trade and investment links, especially in health care and biotechnology, to assist Cuba in addressing economic difficulties.
2021 was a successful year of the countries’ relations as seen in the strong development of bilateral ties in all aspects, especially since the fruitful visit to Cuba by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc in September, during which the two sides reaffirmed the continued enhancement of the solidarity, mutual support, and all-round cooperation between the two Parties, States, and peoples.
Earlier, Ba Vang Pagoda has delivered a donation of 100 tons of rice to Cuba as a token of love and sharing for its people, at the symbolic hand-over ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on July 11.
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