HAVANA, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Cuba and Vietnam have pledged to continue strengthening the historic friendship and cooperative ties between the two sides during Vietnamese Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh's visit to the Caribbean island, according to a government release published on Wednesday.
The Vietnamese vice president was received by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, and Raul Castro, first secretary general of the Cuban Communist Party.
During their meeting on Tuesday, the leaders of the two sides highlighted the bonds that unite the two peoples, parties and governments, as well as their respective experiences in the construction of socialism, said the government release published in the official daily Granma.
They also discussed the implementation of the agreements reached between Havana and Hanoi and international issues of mutual interest.
Thinh arrived in Cuba on Sunday for an official visit. Her five-day agenda on the Caribbean island includes meetings with senior government and political officials and with leaders of the Federation of Cuban Women.
At present, Vietnam is Cuba's second-largest trading partner in Asia, and ranks among the top ten investors in the Caribbean country.