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State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc to visit Cuba, attend UN General Assembly’s session

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HCMC – State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc will pay an official visit to Cuba before going to the United States to attend a general discussion at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly and hold some bilateral activities there.

Specifically, the State president will lead a high-ranking delegation of Vietnamese officials to visit Cuba from September 18 to 20 on the invitation of Miguel Díaz-Canel, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee and Cuban President, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From September 21 to 24, State President Phuc and the Vietnamese delegation will attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly and hold bilateral activities in the United States.

Vietnam and Cuba established their diplomatic ties on December 2, 1960. Over the past years, their relations have grown and developed in all sectors: politics, the economy, security-national defense, agriculture, construction, and education and healthcare among others.

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the high-ranking officials, ministries and agencies of the two countries have maintained virtual discussions, most recently a dialogue on February 9 between Vietnamese Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong and Raul Castro, former First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee.

The two sides have supported each other in international organizations and multilateral forums, especially in the United Nations.

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