The eventwas organised by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and PublicAdministration, the Central Committee of the Vietnam-Cuba FriendshipAssociation (VCFA) and its Hanoi chapter.
The CubanRevolution, successfully led by Fidel Castro against the dictatorialgovernment of Fulgencio Batista, lasted for over five years beforevictory was declared on January 1, 1959.
At the event, NAVice Chairwoman Ngan, who is also head of the VCFA Central Committee,underlined the significance of this triumph, saying that it helped open anew chapter in the country’s history and bring rights to all Cubanpeople.
She also recalled the solidarity and friendshipbetween Vietnam and Cuba, affirming that the traditional relationswill be reinforced and further developed in the future.
While reminiscing about his country’s revolution 55 years ago, Herminiosaid in all of its struggles, Cuba always received wholeheartedassistance from the fraternal Vietnamese people.
He alsothanked Vietnam for its support for Cuba during the past 55 years,adding that Vietnam ’s experience is also a helpful reference forCuba to update its economic model.
The ambassador alsoexpressed his belief that efforts made by the VCFA and its chaptersacross the country will help boost bilateral ties, especially ineconomics and trade.-VNA