Vietnamese, Cuban Foreign Ministers hold phone talks

Friday, 2021-05-07 16:41:18
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Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son held phone talks with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla on May 7 to discuss measures strengthening the special traditional friendship and comprehensive and trustful partnership between the two nations.

FM Son congratulated him on the success of the eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPC) from April 16-19 and in relation to the Cuban Foreign Minister’s re-election as a Politburo member.

He added that the two foreign ministries would continue working closely together to further tighten bilateral friendship and collaboration.

The Vietnamese minister reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy of standing side by side with Cuba and strongly supporting the United Nations General Assembly’s resolutions requesting an end to the economic embargo.

Parrilla, for his part, thanked Vietnam for providing invaluable support for Cuba over the years and spoke highly of Vietnam’s role as the rotating President of the United Nations Security Council in January 2020 and April 2021.

Both sides agreed to deliver on the commitments reached by the two nations’ leaders, including those made during the phone talks on May 5 between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and First Secretary of the CPC Miguel Diaz-Canel, facilitating high-level visits when conditions allow, maintaining all-level exchanges via phone and teleconference amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two sides will optimize their existing cooperation frameworks and mechanisms to improve the efficiency of bilateral economic, trade and investment ties while carrying out bilateral agendas 2021, including increasing the sharing of information, experience and consultations on issues of shared concern, and offering mutual support at international and multilateral forums to which the two nations are parties.