HAVANA, Cuba. – Army General Raul Castro, President of the Councils of State and Ministers and First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, witnessed with the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, the signing of several legal instruments between the two nations.

Among the initialed agreements in the Palace of the Revolution, there are one on exchange and cooperation between the Communist parties of both nations, and another on Cuban debt cancellation by the Vietnamese Government.

They are also relevant an agreement on environmental protection and climate change response, and memorandums of understanding in the field of construction and scientific and technological cooperation.

Raul and the distinguished visitor also were present at the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Vietnamese News Agency and Prensa Latina.