Addressing the meeting, Deputy Defence Minister Lieutenant General Nguyen Tan Cuong stressed that the Giron victory created a huge source of support for national liberation movements and the fight against imperialism in Latin America and the world in general, contributing to firmly defending the revolutionary government and marking a decisive turning point to lead the Cuban revolution forward onto the path to socialism.
He took the occasion to extend his greetings to the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC)’s 8th National Congress, which was held from April 16 to 19, voicing his belief that under the leadership of the PCC, Cuba will gain more achievements in building socialism in the beautiful and heroic country.
He reiterated that the solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States, armies, and people of Vietnam and Cuba, which has been nurtured and fostered by generations of the two countries’ leaders, is an exemplary model of bilateral relationship.
He expressed his thanks for Cuba’s support for Vietnam in the its struggle for national liberation in the past as well as in national construction and defence at present.
For his part, Colonel Juan Miguel Garcia Montano, Cuba’s military, naval and air attaché in Vietnam said he was touched by the sincere sentiments from the Vietnamese Party, State, army and people for Cuba over the past six decades.
He affirmed that promoting Vietnam – Cuba relations is a prerequisite to the foreign policies of the two countries, pledging to make further contributions to fostering bilateral ties and intensifying defence cooperation in particular.