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5,000 Tons Of Vietnamese Rice Arrive In Cuba

5,000 Tons Of Vietnamese Rice Arrive In Cuba / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 16 June 2016 – Rice is again a symbol of friendship
between Cuba and Vietnam. The signing, this Thursday, of the record of
delivery and receipt of 5,000 tons of rice donated by the Vietnamese
Communist party – the State – is added to the joint agricultural
programs carried out by both countries tat have allowed Cuba to reduce
from 450,000 to 300,000 tons the import of this grain.

The ceremony this Thursday, which represents a gesture to underscore the
friendship between Vietnam and Cuba, was attended by Rigoberto Enoa,
director of Trade Policy with Asia and Oceania of the Ministry of
Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, and Pham Phan Dung, chief of of
Vietnam's National Reserve.

Phan Dung, who signed the document in front of the Vietnamese ambassador
in Havana, Doung Minh stressed that this donation will allow a further
strengthening of the relations of solidarity and cooperation and
recalled the "eternal gratitude" of the Vietnamese people towards Cuba
in its "struggle for "national liberation," peace and building the country.

Rigoberto Enoa, after expressing appreciation for the gesture and
highlighting the excellent ties of friendship between the two countries,
said the rice will is for consumption by the population.

In addition, the Cuban official recalled that many Vietnamese companies
are interested in investing on the island and there are already several
advanced proposals. Vietnam is also has a project for the production of
diapers in the Mariel Special Development Zone.

Other areas where trade relations are advancing are the development of
drugs and vaccines.

Last September, President Truong Tan Sang paid a visit to Cuba to
participate in a business forum. On that trip, the president said that
the economic reforms undertaken to update the socialist model of the
island guarantee "stable and sustained development" and allow "bilateral
trade relations at the same level as the policies."

Source: 5,000 Tons Of Vietnamese Rice Arrive In Cuba / 14ymedio –
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