Thursday, September 27, 2007

Viet Nam to continue supplying rice to Cuba

Posted: 2007/09/27
From: Mathaba

Havana (VNA) – Viet Nam will continue to provide rice to Cuba under governmental and company contracts in 2008 with the same volume and conditions as in 2007, said a Vietnamese government official on September 26. At the 25th session of the Viet Nam-Cuba Joint Committee which opened in Havana on September 26, Construction Minister Nguyen Hong Quan, who is a co-President of the joint committee and co-chairman of the session, further informed that encouraged by the results of the project on household-based rice farming in Cuba, the Vietnamese Government decided to increase its financial assistance to the project’s third phase by ten fold.

Ricardo Cabrisas, Cuban Minister of Government, co-President of the joint committee and co-chairman of the session affirmed that the session would open a new period for expansion of bilateral economic relations.

On behalf of the Cuban people, Minister Ricardo Cabrisas thanked the Vietnamese Government for providing rice to Cuba.

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