Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Vuong Dinh Hue hosted a reception in Hanoi on May 12 for Teresa María Amarelle Boúe, a member of the Council of State of Cuba and Secretary General of the Cuban Women's Union (CUW).
|NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) receives Secretary General of the Cuban Women's Union Teresa María Amarelle Boúe__Photo: VNA|
The top legislator said Teresa María Amarelle Boúe’s visit contributes to strengthening the traditional, special friendship between the two Parties, States and peoples.
It takes place at the time when Vietnam and Cuba are celebrating the 60th founding anniversary of the Cuban Committee for Solidarity with South Vietnam - the predecessor of the current Cuba - Vietnam Friendship Association (September 25, 1963-2023), and the 50th anniversary of Cuban leader Fidel Castro Ruz’s first visit to Vietnam and the liberated zone in the South of Vietnam (September 1973), he continued.
Hue recalled his deep impressions during his recent official visit to the Caribbean nation, and shared difficulties facing Cuba, especially those caused by the embargo, the COVID-19 pandemic and fires in 2022.
The Vietnamese State and people always accompany the Cuban Party, State and people and will do the utmost to support them, he pledged.
The host also congratulated Cuba on its achievements in the cause of national development, and promoting gender equality and women’s progress.
For her part, Teresa María Amarelle Boúe, who is also a deputy of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba, said her visit aims to learn about Vietnam’s policies and laws, and learn from the country’s experience in promoting women’s progress.
|NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (M) and Secretary General of the Cuban Women's Union Teresa María Amarelle Boúe among others__Photo: VNA|
On behalf of Cuban people and women, she thanked Vietnam for supporting the implementation of projects and providing technical consultations over the past time.
Hue spoke highly of Cuban women’s role and the operation of the CUW, as well as cooperation between the CUW and the Vietnam Women’s Union with two agreements for the 2018-2022 and 2022-2027 periods.
Enhancing cooperation and experience exchange between the two unions plays an important role in the present context, he stressed.
The Vietnamese leader asked the guest to convey his wishes and regards to General Raúl Castro Ruz; First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel; Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz; and President of the National Assembly of People's Power Esteban Lazo Hernández.
He also used the occasion to extend his invitations to the Cuban friendship female parliamentarians' group to soon visit Vietnam, and Cuban representatives to attend the ninth Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Forum of Young Parliamentarians in Hanoi slated for September.- (VNA/VLLF)