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Issue #1634      April 9, 2014

Solidarity moves

On March 26, Japanese Communist Party (JCP) Vice Chairman and Director of International Department, Ogata Yasuo, led a delegation on a visit to Vietnam. The delegation met with To Huy Rua, a Politburo member and head of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Commission for Organisation. Ogata praised the friendship between the two Parties, Rua congratulated the JCP on its past achievements and the recently successfully holding its 26th Congress. Both sides agreed to facilitate the exchange of information and delegation, and building links between media organisation and youth unions.

Meanwhile, at the invitation of Cuba leader Raul Castro Ruz, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung visited Cuba from March 26 - 28. The outcome of this visit was fruitful, Cuba and Vietnam praised the development of bilateral ties, fraternal solidarity, traditional friendship and close cooperation.

They believed this relationship was beneficial for the two countries in building socialism and national defence. Vietnam asked the US to end its embargo and to stop further hostile action against Cuba unconditionally and immediately. Vietnam and Cuba agreed to increase cooperation, mutual support and coordination in the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation. Nguyen also invited Castro for a state visit to Vietnam, and it was accepted with pleasure by the Cuban President.

On April 1, Vietnam and China successfully held the 14th friendship exchange program after having one week’s joint activities in Hanoi, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City and Bac Ninh. A 100-member Chinese delegation led by Secretary of the Youth League of China Lou Mei was welcomed by Vietnam’s state and party leaders, such as First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Nguyen Dac Vinh.

This exchange program offers a good opportunity for exchanging experiences in organising youth league/union activities. It teaches the youngsters of the traditional friendship between the two parties, peoples and states, and this exchange has fostered and preserved the Vietnam-China comprehensive strategic partnership.

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