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Cuban top legislator visits HCM City

HCM City, June 16 (VNA) - Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan met with visiting Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo Hernandez on June 16. 

At the reception, the city’s top leader lauded the importance of the Cuban top legislator’s visit to Vietnam and thanked Cuba for giving support for Vietnam during its past struggle for national independence and reunification. 

HCM City spares no effort to enhance traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba, Nhan stated. 

For his part, Esteban Lazo Hernandez reiterated Cuba’s commitment to developing ties and solidarity with Vietnam. 

Expressing his gratitude toward Vietnam’s assistance for his country over the past 20 years, he said Cuba wants to learn from Vietnam’s socio-economic development experience to successfully develop its own models for national growth in the new context. 

Hernandez urged stronger cooperation between the two countries’ elected agencies and legislative bodies as well as boosting bilateral trade – investment. 

After the meeting, the Cuban top legislator and his delegation had a discussion with his host and representatives from the municipal People’s Council and People’s Committee on the apparatus of provincial-level political agencies. 

The two sides examined the relationship among Party committees of different levels, people’s councils, people’s committees and local delegations to the National Assembly. Experience in mobilising resources for socio-economic development was also a topic of discussion. 

Esteban Lazo Hernandez is on an official visit to Vietnam from June 11-18 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.