Vietnam donates rice to Cuba to fight pandemic

Hanoi, Apr 17 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese Party, State and people had on Friday a new gesture of solidarity towards Cuba by donating 5,000 tons of rice to help them solve the food difficulties amid the fight against the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The support was also spiritual, because during the ceremony, a letter from Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong was addressed to his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, and President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

As co-chair of the Vietnam-Cuba Intergovernmental Commission, Construction Minister Pham Hong Ha said that his country is also ready to support Cuba with medical equipment that can be used to prevent and fight the pandemic.

After expressing gratitude for the material and moral support from Vietnam, Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres pointed out that this is one more among the countless gestures of friendship by the Vietnamese Party, State and people in almost 60 years of the diplomatic relations between both countries.

On April 17, 1961, Cuba faced the invasion on Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs), in central Cuba, and defeated it in less than 72 hours. In the same spirit, our people are currently facing the coronavirus pandemic and we will also defeat it, she said.

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