Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo emphasised that cooperative relations between Vietnam and Cuba have recorded progress across all areas over the past years.
She made the remarks at the ceremony held to present the Friendship Medal of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba to Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Nguyen Trung Thanh in recognition of his contributions to the development of the special traditional relations between the two countries over the past three years.
The highlight of the progress thus far is the visit by Vietnamese Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong to Cuba in March 2018 and the visit by President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez to Vietnam in November of the same year, she noted.
The Cuban diplomat appreciated Vietnam’s participation in Cuba’s strategic development programmes, particularly the national food security programme as well as the support of the Vietnamese Party, State and people in the struggle of Cuban people against the US embargo.
The Cuban Deputy FM also highlighted the three-year contribution of the Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba’s achievements.
At the ceremony, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla presented the Friendship Medal to Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh.
The Vietnamese diplomat said that the special friendship between the two countries is an invaluable asset for future generations while affirming that Vietnam has and will always stand side by side and support the revolutionary cause of the Cuban people.