- Title: Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang meet with Fidel Castro
- Date: 16th November 2016
- Summary: HAVANA, CUBA (NOVEMBER 15, 2016) (REUTERS) PLANE CARRYING VIETNAM'S PRESIDENT TRAN DAI QUANG ON AIRPORT RUNWAY AT JOSE MARTI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WELCOME DELEGATION WAVING FLAGS SIGN THAT READS "VIETNAM AIRLINES" ON AIRCRAFT QUANG AND HIS WIFE DESCENDING AIRPLANE STEPS / QUANG GREETS CUBAN VICE PRESIDENT, SALVADOR VALDES MESA VIETNAMESE YOUNGSTERS WAVING VIETNAMESE AND CUBANS FLAGS QUANG TOGETHER WITH MESA GREETING CUBAN OFFICIAL DELEGATION
- Embargoed: 1st December 2016 02:45
- Keywords: Tran Dai Quang Fidel Castro official visit
- Location: HAVANA, CUBA
- City: HAVANA, CUBA
- Country: Cuba
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00258P01FR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
The President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang met briefly with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Tuesday (November 15) during his official visit to Cuba.
According to the Cuban newspaper Granma, which released a photo of the two leaders, they discussed the economic and social development of their countries as well as dangers facing the world such as climate change and population growth.
Quang reportedly expressed his appreciation to Castro for the solidarity Cuba has shown to Vietnam over the years.
Quang will hold official talks with Raul Castro and receive the Jose Marti order, the highest award conferred by Cuba, local media reported.
With this visit, the two countries intend to strengthen their diplomatic ties a few weeks before both countries celebrate the 56th anniversary since relations started.
The Vietnamese leader will remain on the island until Thursday (November 17). He will then leave for Peru to participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum summit to be held in Lima. This is his first tour of Latin America, according to local media reports.
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