Havana, September 7 Anna Maria Marie MachadoVice President of the National Assembly of People’s Power of Cuba and Phong Dinh Hue, President of the National Assembly of Vietnam, today endorsed the excellent state of bilateral relations between the two countries.
During a meeting held within the framework of the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, being held in Vienna (Austria), Marie Machado praised the results of the Asian nation in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic and reiterated to her interlocutors the call to visit the Caribbean country.
In addition, he conveyed to the Vietnamese official and his companions greetings from Esteban Lazo, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power, and the Cuban people, according to the website of the Cuban Parliament.
Vuong Dinh Hue acknowledged Cuba’s achievements in the face of the pandemic and condemned the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States government on this Antillean country.
The two government representatives highlighted the immortal legacy of Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro, mutual support in the face of COVID-19, and affirmed their readiness to further strengthen parliamentary relations.
On the Cuban side, Vice-President Yolanda Ferrer Gomez, Chair of the Parliament’s International Relations Committee, and Jesus Rafael Mora Gonzalez, Head of the International Relations Committee and Administrative Secretary of the Cuban Group in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, were present.
From the Vietnamese side, Vo Hai Ha, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Bui Van Kyung, General Secretary of the National Assembly and Head of Parliamentary Office; and Kim Chi Tran, department head of the Foreign Relations Committee.
For more than six decades, Cuba and Vietnam have excellent bilateral relations, based on solidarity and cooperation, an example of which is the donation of 12,000 tons of rice recently sent by the Asian country to help counter COVID-19 and its effects. The blockade of the largest islands of the Antilles.
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