Australia, Cuba leaders visit
Party General Secretary Nguyeãn Phuù Troïng urged Vieät Nam and Australia to bolster economic and trade ties as he welcomed Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives Bronwyn Bishop during her official visit to Haø Noäi.
More Australian support would help Vietnamese firms do business with local partners, especially those active in the mining, coal purchasing and agro-fisheries sectors, he said.
Bishop said she was pleased with the countries' bilateral friendship and co-operation in the spirit of comprehensive partnership, especially in education, with 26,000 students currently taking courses in Australia.
In another reception for visiting Cuban State Council Vice President Lazara Mercedes Lopez Acea, Troïng said Vieät Nam and Cuba should focus on raising co-operation on economic, trade, scientific, cultural and education matters to a new level.
He said it was necessary to educate young generations to raise their awareness of the solidarity and long-lasting special friendship between the Parties, States and people of Vieät Nam and Cuba.