Vietnamese, Cuban leaders underline flourishing bilateral cooperation

Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong and President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers of Cuba Miguel Mario Diaz Canel Bermudez held talks in Hanoi on Friday.

Both leaders applauded the flourishing comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, emphasizing the closer and more trustful political relationship via delegation and experience exchanges. Intergovernmental cooperative mechanisms are been more efficient and practical.

Both sides discussed measures to deepen economic, trade and investment ties in an effective and practical manner, intensify the partnership in national defense-security and external affairs, and step up affiliation in agriculture, bio-technology, pharmaceutical products, health care, science-technology and exchange between citizens.

The Vietnamese and Cuban leaders welcomed and stressed the importance of the signing of the new trade agreement and a financial protocol on implementing the cooperation project on rice production between 2019 and 2023. They agreed on measures to increase bilateral trade to half a billion USD by 2022.

Vietnam and Cuba affirmed that they will bolster collaboration at multilateral organizations and forums, especially the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation. Both sides expressed their support for the settlement of sovereignty disputes by peaceful measures on the basis of respect for international law.

Source: VOV5