Cuba and Vietnam made public a Joint Declaration as a result of the official visit to Cuba, from November 15 to 17, by President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang following an invitation by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz.
The successful result of the visit by the high-ranking delegation is recorded in 18 points of the document. Amid a climate of brotherhood, the foreign delegation held official talks with their Cuban counterparts led by the President of the Councils of State and Ministers.
In addition to the visit to the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro, President Tran Dai Quang paid tribute to José Martí and Ho Chi Minh, visited Nguyen Van Troi primary school and the Mariel Special Development Zone.
In the official dialogue with Raúl the two sides expressed satisfaction for the level of nexus and the pride for the tradition of solidarity which will strengthen the ties for the building of socialism, the defense of both countries and the contribution to the progress in the Asian southeast, Latin America and the world.
The Vietnamese delegation congratulated the Party, the Government and the people of Cuba for the recent success in the foreign relations, the results of the 7th Congress of the Party and the achievements in the building and defense of the Revolution. The visitors demanded the end of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States.
The Vietnamese acknowledged Cuba’s prestige in Latin America and the Caribbean, welcomed the process toward normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States and expressed their trust in the economic model update to usher in a new stage of development for the people.
On the other hand, the Cuban part congratulated the Party, the Government and the people of Vietnam for the results of the 12th Congress of the Communist Party and highlighted the achievements of the Renovation, made evident in a great economic development, the improvement of life quality and the country’s stability. Cuba expressed the conviction that Vietnam will achieve greater success to become an industrialized country geared toward modernization.
The leaders agreed to promote cooperation between the two states and communist parties and increase official contacts; go deeper into the theoretical-practical exchange on the experience in the building of the Party, the political system and the social-economic development.
Tran Dai Quang and Raúl agreed that international conflicts must be settled through pacific methods, based on respect for the International Law, without interference and decided to increase mutual support in the international organizations and multilateral forums.
The two parts welcomed the results of Tran Dai Quang’s visit, who appreciated the hospitality displayed by Raúl, the Government and the people of Cuba for him, his wife and the delegation. On behalf of the Party and the State, the President extended an invitation to Raúl for a friendly visit to Vietnam, which will be agreed through diplomatic channels.
Translated by ESTI