Vietnamese Trade Union Always Ready to Support Cuba
|The meeting between the VGCL delegation and Roberto Morales Ojeda, Politburo member and Secretary in charge of organization affairs of the Communist Party of Cuba. Photo: VNA|
Leaders of the Party and the State of Cuba have received a delegation of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) in Havana, describing the relations between Vietnamese and Cuban workers as a core factor of the special solidarity and friendship between the two countries.
According to VNA, the VGCL delegation met with Roberto Morales Ojeda, Politburo member and Secretary in charge of organization affairs of the Communist Party of Cuba; Esteban Lazo Hernández, Politburo member and President of the National Assembly of the People’s Power; Homero Acosta Álvarez, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the National Assembly of the People’s Power and the Council of State; and Salvador Valdés Mesa, Politburo member and Vice President of Cuba.
|Esteban Lazo Hernández, Politburo member and President of the National Assembly of the People’s Power meets the Vietnamese delegation. Photo: VNA|
At the meetings, Nguyen Dinh Khang, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President of the VGCL, informed his hosts about the VGCL’s activities over the past years, efforts by the Vietnamese people, including workers, in the Covid-19 combat, and results of the cooperation between the VGCL and the Workers’ Central Union of Cuba.
The two sides affirmed Vietnamese and Cuban leaders’ commitment to safeguard and maintain the special cooperation between the two Parties, States, and peoples for future generations, saying it is a priceless asset founded and nurtured by late President Ho Chi Minh and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz.
|At the meeting with Homero Acosta Álvarez, a member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the National Assembly of the People’s Power, and the Council of State. Photo: VNA|
Earlier, VGCL President Nguyen Dinh Khang held talks with representatives of the Central Union of Cuban Workers (CTC) on June 30, as part of the VGCL delegation’s official visit to the Latin American country.
During the talks, Politburo member of the Communist Party of Cuba and Secretary-General of CTC Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento briefed the guests on economic difficulties facing Cuba due to various factors, as well as new tasks of the country's trade union
The official said he hopes that the VGCL will share its experience with the CTC in ensuring the interests of workers in the non-state economic sectors.
For his part, Khang expressed his belief that the Cuban people and workers will continue to promote their creativity to overcome existing difficulties, affirming that the VGCL is willing to strengthen exchange and share experience in developing trade unions in various economic sectors.
|President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) Nguyen Dinh Khang (L) and Secretary General of CTC Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento. Photo: VNA|
Besides proposals on strengthening cooperation between the two trade union organizations in order to deepen the Vietnam – Cuba special solidarity, Khang suggested the two unions further boost cooperation at international union forums and become bridges to other unions in the region.
The two sides highlighted the decisive role played by laborers in the current society and the increasing importance of trade unions in promoting and protecting the rights of workers.
On the occasion, the VGCL presented EUR 25,000 (over USD 26,000) and other gifts to the CTC.
During their visit to Cuba from June 28 to July 2, the VGCL delegation laid wreaths at the Ho Chi Minh monument in Havana and visited the Cuban Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology together with some outstanding production facilities in the country.
The Vietnamese delegation also laid flowers at the José Martí monument in Hanna in memory of the Cuban national hero and visited the Fidel Centre in the capital city.
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