OFFICIAL VOICE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Photo: Jorge Luis González

José Ramón Machado Ventura, Party second secretary and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon, February 16, received Tong Thi Phong, a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam's (PCV) Central Committee Political Bureau and a vice president of the National Assembly Standing Committee, who is leading a delegation invited to our country by the Cuban National Assembly of People's Power.

In a fraternal environment, the leaders exchanged experiences in their party and legislative work, also discussing progress in the implementation of Vietnam's renovation process and the updating of Cuba's economic model of socialist development.

Both leaders reaffirmed their interest in continuing to strengthen the historic relations shared by the two parties, governments, and peoples.

Salvador Valdés Mesa, Political Bureau member and a Council of State vice president, participated in the meeting, as well.

Also present on the Vietnamese side were Nguyen Van Giau, member of the PCV Central Committee and of the National Assembly Standing Committee; Nguyen Trung Thanh, the country's ambassador in Havana; and other members of the delegation.