Nguyen Huu Tri, Deputy Finance Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, stated the donation of 5000 tons of rice to Cuba, on behalf of the citizens and authority of the Asian nation.

The bestowal took place in an observance held in the Hall of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, also joined by Odalys Escandel and Felix Martinez, deputy Domestic Trade and Finance and Prices Ministers, respectively.

The Vietnamese organizer elicited the significant relations between the two countries, and alleged that his nationals will not neglect the bravery of the Cuban officers and mariners to passage essential goods in the war in his country.

Huu Tri stated that collaboration for rice production in the Caribbean state also comprises 40 million dollars to increase competence and yields in the cultivation of rice.

Odalys Escandel conveyed the appreciation of the people of the Caribbean island, and noted that Vietnam is an essential trading associate for Cuba.

Since last December 2 the Vietnamese deputation accomplishes a hectic calendar of work, incorporating trips and discussions of experiences with Ministry of Finance and the National Institute of State Reserve.

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