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Cuban media highlights Party General Secretary Trong’s State visit

Cuban media has extensively covered the State visit to Cuba from March 28-30 by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong.

Granma, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party of Cuba and the biggest daily in the country, ran an article by Marta Rojas Rodriguez featuring the past struggle for national liberation of Vietnamese people and the role of late President Ho Chi Minh in the world’s progressive movements.

Rodriguez, a retired reporter who worked in Vietnam and visited the southern battlefield, also recalled sentiments of Cuban national hero Jose Marti towards Vietnam, and her memories for President Ho Chi Minh.

Meanwhile, the Prensa Latina News Agency had interviews with Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Nguyen Trung Thanh and Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres.

The diplomats agreed that Party General Secretary Trong’s visit will be a historical milestone in the Vietnam-Cuba relationship.

The visit helps carry forward relations while opening up new opportunities for cooperation between the two countries, especially in economy, the ambassadors said.

Additionally, Prensa Latina published several articles by its correspondents in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, highlighting achievements Vietnam has recorded in the Doi Moi (Renewal) process.

Vietnam and Party General Secretary Trong’s Cuba visit also made headlines in major television and radio channels, dailies and e-newspapers of Cuba.

The Vietnamese leader’s visit is made at the invitation of First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers Raul Castro Ruz.

This is the first high-level meeting between the two countries after the passing away of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro Ruz in 2016, and the Vietnamese Party chief’s first visit to Latin-America following the 12th National Congress of the CPV the same year.