On the occasion of a visit to our country by Nguyen Phu Trong, secretary general of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Granma offers a summary of events shared by the sister nations.
1- THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATONS:
During the commemoration of the landing of the yacht Granma and the creation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, December 2, 1960, Fidel announced the decision to establish formal diplomatic relations with Vietnam.
2- ACADEMIC EXCHANGE:
In the 1960s, the first group of Vietnamese students arrived in Cuba. Since 1961, more than 3,000 have studied different fields here. Cuba offers scholarships every year to youth to pursue degrees here.
September 25, 1963, the Cuban Committee for Solidarity with South Vietnam was founded, headed by Moncada heroine Melba Hernández and supported by mass organizations across the island. Public events and symposiums were organized to denounce the horrors of napalm. Today the organization is known as the Cuba-Vietnam Friendship Association.
4-NATIONAL BALLET OF CUBA VISITS VIETNAM: