05/11/2017 11:50 GMT+7 print

HCM City pledges to support Cuba’s reform, development efforts

HCM City, November 4 (VNA) – Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Vo Thi Dung met on November 3 with Orestes Llnanes Mestre, deputy head of Cuba’s Committee for the Defence of the Revolution, who is on a working visit to the city. 

The local official congratulated Cuba on the attainments during the five years of updating its socio-economic development model. She stressed that Vietnamese people always keep in mind the solidarity and precious support that Cuba has given to Vietnam throughout history. 

HCM City hopes for stronger cooperation with Cuba in biotechnology, health care, education and tourism. It also wants to increase exchanging experience in economic management and market mechanism with the Latin American nation, she added. 

The authorities and people of HCM City pledge to support Cuba’s reform and development efforts, she said, adding that they will do their best to help reinforce the faithful friendship between the two countries. 

At the meeting, Orestes Llnanes Mestre said despite geographical distance, Cuban and Vietnamese people share a number of similarities in terms of the revolutionary fighting spirit. He described Cuba as a Vietnam in Latin America and Vietnam as a Cuba in Asia. 

The revolutionary spirit of former generations and the special friendship between the two Parties, States and peoples need to be popularised among young Cuban and Vietnamese people, thereby contributing to bilateral relations, he added.