16:24' 28/10/2007 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge - A ceremony was held in Havana on October 26 by the
Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples to receive 3,000 tonnes of
rice as gift from Viet Nam to the Cuban people.
The gift was announced by General Secretary of the Communist Party of
Viet Nam Nong Duc Manh during his visit to Cuba in June.
The gift showed sentiments and gratitude of the Vietnamese people to the
Cubans, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Vu Chi Cong stressed, adding that
as before, people in the land of Jose Marti and Ho Chi Minh will stand
side by side in national construction and defence.
Also at the ceremony, Fernando Remirez, Secretary of the Communist Party
of Cuba Central Committee and Director of its External Relations
Committee, expressed Cuban people's sincere thanks to fraternal
Vietnamese people who, he said, set an example of heroism in the past
struggle for national defence and the present national construction cause.