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Vietnam resolved to deepen friendship, multifaceted cooperation with Cuba: PM

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held phone talks with his Cuban counterpart Manuel Marrero Cruz on July 1 to discuss measures to continue enhancing the special traditional friendship and comprehensive and trustworthy cooperation between the two Parties, governments and people.

PM Chinh congratulated the Communist Party of Cuba on the success of its 8th National Congress and Manuel Marrero Cruz on his election as a Politburo member.

He affirmed that Vietnam treasures and is determined to further deepen the bilateral friendship and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries in the near future and spoke highly of efforts of both sides to increase consultations and launch bilateral cooperation mechanisms amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conveying thanks to the Cuban Government for sending medical experts and supplies to Vietnam to cope with the pandemic, PM Chinh congratulated Cuba on its positive results in research and development of COVID-19 candidate vaccines.

PM Marrero Cruz, for his part, affirmed that the Cuban Government and people always cherish the solidarity, precious support and sharing of practical experience Vietnam has given to Cuba.

He said Cuba wants to expand collaboration with Vietnam in trade, investment, agriculture, health care, pharmaceuticals, including  COVID-19 vaccine production technology transfer.

Both leaders agreed to direct ministries and agencies concerned to share expertise and reach an agreement on the transfer of COVID-19 vaccine production technology from Cuba to Vietnam.

They expressed their belief that the fraternal ties between Vietnam and Cuba will enter a new development period, especially in economy, trade and investment, for the benefit of the two countries' people, and for the sake of peace, stability and development in the two regions.

The two PMs vowed to offer mutual support at international organisations and multilateral forums.

Despite geographical distance, Vietnam always stands side by side with and supports Cuba in any circumstance, PM Chinh said.

He also affirmed Vietnam’s consistent stance on strongly supporting the United Nations General Assembly’s resolutions asking for an end to embargo against Cuba./.