|Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) Central Committee Olga Lidia Tapia Iglesias (L)
The Party chief thanked First Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Raul Castro and leaders of the Cuban Party and State for sending messages of condolence to the Vietnamese Party, State, and people over the recent demise of former General Secretary of the CPV Central Committee Do Muoi and sending a high-ranking delegation led by Tapia to Vietnam to attend the State funeral.
Trong underlined Vietnam’s unwavering policy of supporting the revolutionary cause of the fraternal Cuban people, saying Vietnam considers the victory of Cuba as part of its own.
He said he believes that based on the resolutions approved at the sixth and seventh National Congress of the CPC, Cuba will continue successfully updating economic and socialist-building models, opening up a new development period for the sake of democracy, prosperity, and sustainability.
Trong also congratulates the CPC, State, and people of Cuba on their achievements in politics-ideology, education, healthcare, and sports.
Tapia, who is also head of the CPC Central Committee’s Department of Science, Education, and Sports, briefed the host on the situation in her nation and its process of revising its constitution with the wide public participation.
She said Cuba is full of determination to further reinforce traditional ties and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States, and peoples as expected by the late President Ho Chi Minh and Commander-in-chief Fidel Castro.
Earlier, Politburo member Vo Van Thuong, Secretary of the CPV Central Committee and head of the CPV Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, held talks with the Cuban official.
The pair discussed experience in ideological work, science, education, and sports, as well as ways to further promote relations between the two Parties in the time to come.
During their stay, the Cuban delegation paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum, laid a wreath at the monument dedicated to Cuban national hero Jose Marti, held working sessions with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, and visited a number of scientific, educational, and sport establishments in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.