At the meeting, Roberto Morales Ojeda sincerely conveyed the heartfelt condolences of the Cuban Party, State, and people to their counterparts over the passing of President Tran Dai Quang. He affirmed high regard for the President’s warm sentiments towards Cuba, recalling that Quang was the last foreign leader to meet with Fidel Castro in November 2016, not long before the Cuban leader’s death. On behalf of the Party, State, and people of Vietnam, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong thanked the Party and State of Cuba for sending condolences over the demise of President Tran Dai Quang, and especially for sending their delegation to attend the funeral of the Vietnamese State leader. He said Cuba’s high-ranking officials paying their last respects to and writing on the funeral book at Vietnam’s diplomatic representative offices indicate the special friendship between Vietnam and Cuba. Trong assured that Vietnamese Party, State, and people will do their utmost joining hands with their peers to deepen the exemplary fraternity, traditional friendship, all-around cooperation and faithful solidarity between the two Parties, States and people of Vietnam, and Cuba founded by President Ho Chi Minh and leader Fidel Castro.