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Vietnam donates 10,000 tonnes of rice to Cuba
  • | VOV | July 29, 2021 05:03 PM
The Party, State and people of Vietnam will donate 10,000 tonnes of rice to the Party, State and people of Cuba to partly share difficulties faced by the Caribbean nation at present.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) welcomes Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Nicolás Hernandez Guillen in Hanoi.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh made the announcement while receiving Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Orlando Nicolás Hernandez Guillen in Hanoi on July 29.

He also said the capital of Hanoi will decide to donate 2,000 tonnes of rice to Havana capital, adding that the gift will be delivered to Cuba at an earliest possible time.

Welcoming the Ambassador to Vietnam for his new working term, Chinh affirmed that the Government will direct ministries and branches to support and create favourable conditions for the ambassador to fulfill his duty in Vietnam.

Vietnam attaches great importance to the close and trustful friendship with Cuba, which was founded and nurtured by President Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro as well as by generations of leaders and people of the two countries, he said.

He recalled the results of recent high-level phone talks between the two countries’ senior leaders and suggested that Ambassador Guillén coordinate closely with Vietnamese and Cuban agencies to effectively implement directions and measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation in all fields.

The Prime Minister especially emphasized the cooperation and sharing of experience in early supply and transfer of Cuban COVID-19 vaccine production technology to Vietnam as agreed by the two PMs during their July 1 phone calls.

For his part, Ambassador Guillén thanked the Party, State and people of Vietnam as well as Hanoi capital for the rice donation, which he said demonstrates the special traditional friendship between Vietnam and Cuba.

The Ambassador agreed with PM Chinh’s assessment and affirmed that he would make efforts to further consolidate and deepen the special traditional friendship, brotherly solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

He vowed to work closely with relevant agencies of the two countries to promote cooperation in vaccine production in Vietnam.

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