Vietnam and Cuba need to continue boosting cooperation in politics, economic-trade and investment in an effective manner, Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said.

Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (R) and Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelino Medina Gonzalez.

At a reception for Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelino Medina Gonzalez in Hanoi on September 6, Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh lauded the outcomes of the recent fourth political consultation at the Deputy Foreign Minister level, saying that it contributes to consolidating solidarity between the two nations and two ministries.

Minh praised Cuba for its achievements over the years, reiterating the support the Party, State and people of Vietnam have for the Cuban people.

The two sides should promote cooperation in various areas, such as agriculture, construction material, consumer goods, renewable energy, biotechnology, medicine and pharmacy while supporting each other at international organisations.

For his part, Deputy Minister Marcelino Medina Gonzalez said Cuba attaches significance to studies of Vietnam’s experience in the Doi Moi (renewal) process.

Previously during his visit to Vietnam from September 4-6, the Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc co-chaired the fourth political consultation at the Deputy Foreign Minister level.

He also had separate meetings with Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha, Co-Chairman of the Vietnam – Cuba Intergovernmental Committee; Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee's Commission for External Relations Tran Dac Loi; and visited
the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.



                                                                 Source: VOV

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