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Vietnamese leaders congratulate Cuba’s new president

President Tran Dai Quang and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on April 20 sent congratulatory messages to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez on his election as President of Cuba’s Council of State and Council of Ministers.

The same day, Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan extended her congratulations to Esteban Lazo Hernandez on his re-election as President of Cuba’s National Assembly of People’s Power (NAPP).

With 603 votes or 99.86 percent of the votes, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez was elected as President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers by the ninth NAPP for the next five years, succeeding Raul Castro as new leader of Cuba.

He is expected to continue to implement the country’s revolutionary tasks and update the economic model.