On the afternoon of November 6, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, received compañero Vo Van Thoung, a member of the Political Bureau and Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Secretariat and president of its Propaganda and Education Committee, on an official visit to the island.
During the meeting, the two officials discussed the excellent state of relations which unite the two peoples, parties and governments, and their willingness to continue strengthening these.
Participating on the Vietnamese side were compañeros Nguyen Trung Thanh, the country’s ambassador in Havana; Nguyen Tuan Phong, vice president of the department of Foreign Affairs of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee; and Phan Hai, the department’s director general for the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Also in attendance were José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (CPP) Central Committee, and Jorge Arias, deputy director of the CPP International Relations Department. (Taken from en.granma.cu)