Cuba’s Reform Czar Taking Notes in Vietnam

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban Vice President Marino Murillo is on an official visit to Vietnam, where he met Thursday with Secretary General of the Communist Party of that country, Nguyen Phu Trong, the Granma newspaper reported.

The “reform processes” in both Cuba and Vietnam were part of the talks between the Vietnamese Communist leader and Murillo, who also held talks with the deputy prime minister and other leaders of the Asian nation.

Vietnam is a political and economic ally of the Cuban government, with bilateral trade consisting mainly of rice, textiles, footwear, computers, electronics, wood and coffee.