Havana, Jun 13. -The Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong begins his first official visit to Cuba on Monday aimed at strengthening bilateral ties.
According to Cuban diplomatic sources his stay until June 14 is aimed at continuing the political talks at the highest level and review the progress of bilateral cooperation.
During his stay in the island Truong will attend Cuba-Vietnam Business Forum which is expected to boost scientific-technical collaboration and training of human resources.
At this moment Hanoi and Havana with diplomatic relations since December 1960 have cooperation agreements in rice production and construction.
Over 2,000 Vietnamese have been graduated in Cuba since the triumph of the Revolution in 1959.
At present there are 160 Vietnamese students studying in Cuban colleges and 17 Cubans are studying language and culture in Vietnam. (Prensa Latina)