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Cuban media spotlight President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit

The State visit by Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Cuba on September 18-20 has grabbed the headlines of Cuban media in recent days.

In a special column, the Cuban News Agency (ACN) run an article underlining the Vietnam-Cuba friendship over the past 60 years.

It recalls historical hallmarks in the two countries’ ties and praises their solidarity and brotherhood.

The article emphasises that after the nations set up diplomatic relations in December 1960, Cuba and Vietnam started a special relationship coupled with unconditional support and mutual trust.

The Cuba- Vietnam relations, founded by leaders Fidel Castro Ruz of Cuba and Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam, have been strengthened during the past six decades, it affirms.

Granma daily, the newspaper of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), ran an article stating that the Cuba-Vietnam friendship stands the test of time, adding that President Phuc’s visit to Cuba this time reiterates the friendship between the two countries.

Of note, Canal Caribe television channel broadcast a special programme on September 19 reporting official activities of the Vietnamese President during his Cuba visit, along with documentaries on the countries’ relations and an interview with Ambassador to Cuba Le Thanh Tung on the occasion.

Other dailies, official e-newspapers, radio and television channels in Cuba also made extensive coverage on the visit by President Phuc to the Caribbean nation./.