Top legislator hosts outgoing Cuban ambassadorNational Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (right) and Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera (Photo: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) –
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on November 27 lauded contributions by Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera to consolidating and developing the
traditional friendship and special cooperation between Vietnam and Cuba over
the past time.

At a reception for
the outgoing ambassador in Hanoi, Ngan said the bilateral political ties have
been continuously enhanced through the regular exchange of all-level
delegations, especially those at the high level, via Party, State and parliament
channels, as well as exchanges between ministries, agencies and localities.

She recalled the
Vietnam visits by Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly Esteban Lazo
Hernandez in 2017, and President of the Council of State and Council of Ministers
of Cuba Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez
in 2018.

Apart from the bilateral ties, the two
countries have also maintained mutual support at multilateral forums, the top
legislator went on.

Vietnam
always remembers and keeps good sentiments towards the land and people of Cuba,
she said, commending the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association for its
contributions to people-to-people diplomacy between the two countries.

Ngan
used the occasion to thank Cuba for sending its medical experts to help Vietnam
contain COVID-19 when the pandemic broke out in the central city of Da Nang.  

For
her part, the Cuban diplomat said she was impressed by Vietnam’s socio-economic
achievements amidst the COVID-19, and congratulated the country on its
successes in performing the ASEAN Chairmanship 2020 and the AIPA 41
Chairmanship, saying the country has helped promote women’s role in ASEAN.

Hailing
Vietnam’s efforts in the COVID-19 combat, she thanked the Vietnamese
legislature for its support to Cuba in the pandemic fight.

The
ambassador promised that she, in any position, will contribute more to
strengthening the special solidarity between Vietnam and Cuba./.

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