Addressing the ceremony, Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation, Truong Thi Mai, who is also President of the VCFA, affirmed that the special friendship between Vietnam and Cuba is an invaluable asset that has been nurtured by generations of leaders and people of the two countries.
The World Festival of Youth and Students held in Cuba left a good impression on the young Vietnamese people who had the chance to visit the beautiful and hospitable country, she noted.
Emphasising that 2018 is the year with many important events in consolidating and strengthening the friendship between Vietnam and Cuba, Politburo member Truong Thi Mai suggested that the ministries and sectors of the two countries continue to promote the exchange of delegations and organise more cultural activities, contributing to the solidarity and close relationship between the two peoples.
At the ceremony, Politburo member Mai presented US$50,000 raised by former Vietnamese young participant at the 11th World Festival of Youth and Students to the “Bac Ho” (Uncle Ho) primary school in Cuba.
The 11th World Festival of Youth and Students took place from July 28 to August 5, 1978, in Havana, Cuba, with the participation of more than 20,000 delegates from 145 countries and territories worldwide, representing more than 2,000 youth and students' organisations around the world.