Minister vows further aid to Cuba’s food security
10/24/09 12:00 AM
Cuban President Raul Castro has expressed thanks for Vietnamese assistance after Vietnamese Construction Minister Nguyen Hong Quan pledged further cooperation and help to Cuba in all fields, especially in agricultural projects for its food security.
The duo met in Havana , Cuba , on October 23, where the Cuban leader emphasised on the need for the two countries to facilitate the exchange of experiences in economic development and socialist construction.
Quan was in Cuba for a meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation as head of the Vietnamese sub-committee.
The meeting was wrapped up on the day with Quan and his Cuban counterpart, Fidel Figueroa, signing a protocol on budget disbursement and financial management related to a programme on rice production in Cuba for 2009-2015.
The two ministers sounded satisfactory at the meeting results, saying such events have helped the two sides better understand each other and reach consensus to join efforts in strengthening traditional friendship.
For his part, Quan called on the two parties to make greater efforts to materialise commitments reached at this meeting.
During his stay in Cuba, the Vietnamese head delegate had separate working sessions with the Minister for Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Minister of Tourism, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Information Technology and Communication.
The Vietnamese guests also visited the Centre of Molecular Immunology and the Institute for Vaccine and Serum Production./.
Source : TTXVN/Vietnam+