Việt Nam, Cuba promote cooperation for mutual development through the Intergovernmental Committee mechanism

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Deputy Prime Minister Trần Lưu Quang held talks with Cuban the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Ricardo Cabrisas on April 15 (local time), as part of his visit to the Latin American country.

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang and the Vietnamese delegation attended the 41st session of the Vietnam - Cuba Intergovernmental Committee.

On the Vietnamese side, there were Minister of Construction Nguyen Thanh Nghi, appointed Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Le Quang Long, Chairman of the People's Committee of Hai Phong City Nguyen Van Tung and leaders of the Ministries: Foreign Affairs, Police, Agriculture and Rural Development. On the Cuban side, there were representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment.

In an atmosphere of friendship, mutual understanding and trust, the two sides shared about each country's situation, exchanged measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation as well as issues of common concern.

Deputy Prime Minister Trần Lưu Quang expressed gratitude for the sincere and fraternal assistance by Leader Fidel Castro, Cuban leader generations, and people towards Việt Nam in its struggle for national liberation, construction and defence. He affirmed that Việt Nam attaches importance to the special relations of traditional solidarity and friendship between Việt Nam and Cuba and will always stand by the side of the brotherly country in the current context of difficulties and challenges.

At the talks, the two Deputy Prime Ministers also reviewed bilateral cooperation projects, focusing on exchanging measures to promote economic - trade and investment relations and improve the operational efficiency of Vietnam – Cuba Intergovernmental Committee of the two countries as well as cooperation projects in many fields.

Ricardo Cabrisas thanked Việt Nam for helping maintain a stable commercial rice supply and assisting Cuba in developing food and seafood production, affirming that cooperation with Việt Nam is strategic importance in the current context. He also highly valued Việt Nam's investment and business projects in Cuba in various sectors including commerce, industrial infrastructure, construction materials, essential goods, renewable energy and agriculture; saying that these have contributed to stabilizing and developing Cuba’s economy.

The two Deputy Prime Minister agreed to continue close coordination in implementing high-level agreements reached, further enhancing the effectiveness of key cooperation projects, and find solutions to support Vietnamese businesses in doing business and investing in Cuba.

Overview of the meeting

The 41st session of the Việt Nam-Cuba Intergovernmental Committee took place in Havana on April 12 - 15, seeking ways to expand and diversify bilateral economic relations to be commensurate with the traditional political relationship between the two Parties and States, and the people.

Translated by: Mai Anh

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