At the October 24 meeting with SecondSecretary of the Cuban Communist Party (CCP) Jose Ramon Machado Venturain Havana , Sen. Lieut. Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich, head of the GeneralDepartment of Politics under the Vietnam People’s Army, underlined therole and the significance of cooperation between the two armies’political agencies in building strong armies.
Cuba isalways in the heart of Vietnamese people, he said, adding that Vietnam’s policy prioritises cooperation with the Caribbean country inorder to further tighten the traditional and faithful fraternalrelationship as well as comprehensive cooperation between the twocountries, Lich said.
Lich, who is also Secretary of theCommunist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, thanked the Cuban peoplefor their warm sentiments towards Vietnam during the past strugglefor national liberation and the current renewal and development process.
He briefed his host on the outcomes of cooperation in Partyand politics work between the two armies over the past time, especiallythe teaching of traditions and personnel training.
Thecooperation has brought about practical results, contributing to thecause of national construction and defence in each country, he affirmed.
For his part, Machado Ventura, who is also Vice Presidentof the Council of State and the Council of Ministers of Cuba, expressedhis belief that Lich’s visit will contribute to tightening the specialfraternal relationship between the two countries.
Whileaffirming Cuba ’s special sentiments towards Vietnam , the leaderreiterated Fidel Castro’s statement that “For Vietnam, Cuba is readyto shed its blood”.
Cuba will do its utmost tocultivate its faithful ties with Vietnam while supporting andcreating conditions for the two countries’ armies to cooperatepractically and fulfil tasks assigned by the Party and people, he said.
Earlier, the Vietnamese delegation visited the the GeneralAntonio Maceo Joint Service School and the GeneralMaximo Gomez Military Academy.
Later on in the day, the delegation left Cuba , wrapping up its successfully visit.-VNA