President Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Cuban Prime Minister in Havana

(VOVWORLD) - President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who is on an official working visit to Cuba, had a meeting with Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz and leaders of various Cuban ministries and agencies, on Sunday in Havana.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Cuban Prime Minister in Havana - ảnh 1President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz (R) pose for a photo in Havana on September 19. (Photo: VOV)

President Phuc suggested that the two Governments closely coordinate and effectively implement high-level agreements and existing cooperation mechanisms, especially the Inter-governmental Committee, in order to develop bilateral relations more substantively and raise their economic, trade and investment cooperation on a par with good political relations.

Appreciating Cuba’s healthcare and pharmaceutical development, President Phuc said Vietnam wants to further expand cooperation with Cuba in the supply and transfer of technology for COVID-19 vaccine production. On this occasion, he also invited the Prime Minister to visit Vietnam soon.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets Cuban Prime Minister in Havana - ảnh 2Vietnam and Cuba exchange views and measures to promote their special traditional friendship and cooperation. (Photo: VOV)

Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz emphasized that President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and high-ranking Vietnamese delegation's visit to Cuba at this time shows respect and affection. The Party, State, people of Vietnam and President Nguyen Xuan Phuc personally pay special attention to preserving and constantly cultivating the special traditional cooperative relationship between the two countries, he said.

Both leaders were pleased that the exemplary relationship between Vietnam and Cuba has been continuously consolidated and comprehensively developed in the context of unpredictable international situations and complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They said the two sides have virtually maintained high-level dialogues and cooperation mechanisms, and promptly supported each other to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Sunday, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc laid a wreath at the President Ho Chi Minh Monument, in the Peace Park in Havana.

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