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PM greets guests visiting for Reunification Day celebrations

HCM City, April 30 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30 for Lao, Cambodian and Cuban officials who attended a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification Day.

The guests were Lao Vice President Bounnhang Volachit, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men Som An, and Head of the External Relations Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Jose Ramon Balaguer Cabrera.

PM Dung told the officials that the historic victory on April 30, 1975 was supported immeasurably by the support and assistance provided by socialist countries, including China and the Soviet Union, as well as the people of Laos and Cambodia, among others.

The Party, State and people of Vietnam will always remember that wholehearted support and assistance, he said, declaring that the country has prioritised bolstering the sound friendship and cooperation with Laos, Cambodia and Cuba.

The guests shared the view that the historic victory on April 30, 1975 was also shared by the people of Laos, Cambodia and Cuba.

Laos Vice President Bounnhang Volachit expressed his profound gratitude towards Vietnam’s Party, State, army and people for their huge, sincere and efficient assistance to the Lao people, both then and now.

Cambodian Deputy PM Men Som An extended her thanks for Vietnam’s help in defeating the genocidal Khmer Rouge, freeing the Cambodian people and helping the country become what it is today.

The Cuban official described the special solidarity between Cuba and Vietnam as an invaluable asset that needs to be preserved and passed onto the next generations.

Earlier on April 29, the Lao Vice President was received by Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan, while the Cambodian Deputy PM met with her counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the Cuban official was hosted by Hoang Binh Quan, Head of the External Relations Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee.