Updated : 1:15 PM, 10/25/2009
Minister vows further aid to Cuba's food security
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
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.
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.
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