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NA Chairwoman stresses solidarity with Cuba

Havana, November 30 (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan reiterated the solidarity and consistent support of Vietnamese leaders and people for Cuba’s revolutionary cause during her meeting with President of Cuban National Assembly of People's Power Esteban Lazo in Havana on November 29.

The Vietnamese top legislator leads a delegation of the Vietnamese Party and State to attend the official funeral of Cuban leader Fidel Castro set for December 4.

Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan asked E. Lazo to convey the deepest sympathies of leaders and former leaders of the Vietnamese Party and State, and people to President Raul Castro, Party and State leaders and people of Cuba, as well as Fidel’s family.

Generations of Vietnamese have always kept in mind the fraternal solidarity and the whole-hearted and valuable support of Fidel for Vietnam over the past half a century, she said.

The chief legislator said she believes that under the leadership of Raul Castro, the Cuban Party, State and people will successfully realise Fidel’s thought in national construction and defence.

The Vietnamese Party and State will hold a special ceremony in tribute to the Cuban historic and eminent revolutionary leader, who is also a close comrade and brother of Vietnamese leaders and people.

For his part, E.Lazo said the Vietnamese delegation was the first foreign delegation to arrive in Cuba and pay tribute to Fidel on November 28, which demonstrates the special solidarity between the two countries’ leaders and people.

He noted that Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang was the final foreign head of State to visit Fidel on November 15, just 10 days before he passed away.

E.Lazo expressed his admiration for great and comprehensive achievements Vietnam has recorded over the past three decades, saying Cuba treasures Vietnam’s experience in national construction and defence, and is resolved to promote the traditional and special fraternity between the two Parties, States and peoples.

Host and guest held that the visit to Cuba by President Tran Dai Quang from November 15-17 is a success, contributing to consolidating the special bilateral relationship, especially in politics, national defence, security and external affairs, while creating a new momentum for economic, trade and investment ties between the two countries.

They also agreed on measures to improve the efficiency of legislative cooperation between the two countries.

On November 29 night (Havana time), a ceremony was held at the Revolution Square in Havana in memory of Fidel, with the participation of Cuban Party and State leaders, about 60 delegations of foreign leaders and representatives from international and regional organisations, and more than one million Cuban people. This was the largest official activity in tribute to the late leader in Havana.

Being one of foreign leaders invited to speak at the event, NA Chairwoman Ngan said the Cuban Party, State and people have lost a historic and legendary leader. The international revolutionary and communist movements have lost a courageous, unyielding and experienced leader. The Vietnamese Party, State and people have lost a faithful comrade and a close brother.

Generations of Vietnamese will always bear in their heart Fidel’s saying that “For Vietnam, Cuba is ready to shed its blood”, she said, reiterating the solidarity of Vietnamese leaders and people with Cuban communists and people.

She noted her belief that Fidel will live forever in Cuba’s revolutionary cause as well as in the heart of fraternal nations worldwide.

Fidel will be interred in a cemetery in Santiago city on December 4.
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