From Cuba’s La Prensa Latina
Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam s Communist Party general secretary Nong Duc Manh expressed in this capital his country s willingness to strengthen ties of brotherhood with Cuba and broaden relations with Latin America.
Manh was welcomed at the capital s airport by Cuba s Communist Party Secretariat members Esteban Lazo and Fernando Remirez de Estenoz, as well as Government Minister Ricardo Cabrisas, with whom he held talks for almost two hours, after arriving in the island in transit for Chile.
Chile, where he is expected stay from May 25-27, is the first stage of his tour of Latin America, which will later take him to Brazil on May 27-29, Venezuela on May 29-31, and Cuba on June 1-3.
Shortly before leaving Hanoi, the Vietnamese leader told Prensa Latina that his nation will foster ties of friendship and cooperation with Latin American countries, for the sake of the peoples welfare and prosperity.