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Vietnam, Cuba Ink Enhanced Defense Pact

Vietnamese defense chief Luong Cuong and his Cuban counterpart Víctor Rojo Ramos recently signed an agreement to bolster their bilateral defense ties.

Under the pact, the countries will increase their collaboration on human resources training, particularly among military troops.

The leaders have also agreed to increase high-level exchanges to educate officers and soldiers on the special relationship between the Vietnamese and Cuban parties, states, and armies.

“In the last 60 years, and despite many ups and downs in history, relations between Cuba and Vietnam have remained intact as they were at the beginning, while bilateral cooperation has been developed comprehensively in all fields,” Ramos said.

The agreement was sealed during the welcome ceremony for the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces. The troops are in the Southeast Asian country to attend the Vietnam International Defence Expo 2022 until December 12.

Pillar of Vietnam-Cuba Relations

Defense cooperation between the two nations “serves as the pillar and role model in promoting other collaboration fields,” the Cuban general said.

The countries signed a defense cooperation plan for 2020 to 2022, engaging in joint activities in the defense industry, training, military medicine, and party and political work.

Cuong and Ramos also signed a new memorandum of understanding for cooperation and experience sharing in their militaries’ party and political affairs.

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