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President leaves Hanoi for Cuba visit

Hanoi , November 14 (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang left Hanoi on November 14 for an official visit to Cuba from November 15-17 at the invitation of President of the Cuban Council of State and Council of Ministers Raul Castro.

Vietnam and Cuba ’s relations have been developed in numerous fields since they established diplomatic ties in December 1960.

Cuba attaches importance to all-around ties with Vietnam , especially in agriculture, construction, education, health, biotechnology, transport, and sports.

The two sides have maintained all-level visits and cooperation mechanisms of the Intergovernmental Committees, theoretical workshops between the two Parties, political consultation between the two ministries of Foreign Affairs and security - defence dialogues.

Economic-trade and investment cooperation has recorded fruitful results, with two-way trade standing at about 200 million USD per year.

Both nations’ enterprises are working to accelerate investment in tourism infrastructure, consumer products and construction materials in Cuba .

Vietnamese businesses have paid more attention to making inroads into Cuba , while the Cuban side is calling on Vietnamese firms to invest in oil and gas projects, industry, tourism, and prioritised fields in the Mariel Special Development Zone.

The two countries have also supported each other in international organisations and multilateral forums.

Following his Cuba visit, President Tran Dai Quang is due to attend the 24th High-level Week of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Lima , Peru , from November 17-20, at the invitation of Peruvian President Pedro Paplo Kuczynsky.
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