Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro (R) meets with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Havana Nov. 15, 2016. (Xinhua/Alex Castro/Cubadebate)
HAVANA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday had a "fraternal" meeting with visiting Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang.
They exchanged views on economic and social development amid dangers that threaten humanity, particularly climate change, wars in different regions, the growing world population, and food shortages worldwide, according to a government communique carried by the Cuban News Agency.
They expressed confidence that Cuba and Vietnam will win in the current common struggle, said the communique.
Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, recalled his visits to Vietnam and his meetings with leaders of the Asian country, stressing his admiration for Ho Chi Minh, a key figure in the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
Quang, who is visiting Cuba on his way to the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Peru, will meet incumbent Cuban leader Raul Castro on Wednesday.