The program in Ho Chi Minh City, more than 1,600 kilometers from Hanoi, began with a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, which were dug with rudimentary tools by the militia of that district of the former Saigon between 1946 and 1968.
The system of galleries, which reached a length of 200 km and another 500 km of trenches by 1965, was built methodically and scientifically, consists of three levels divided into areas according to their functions, has an emergency exit out to the Saigon River, and a ventilation system at ground level.
Torres Iríbar and his companions will meet with Nguyen Van Nen, a Politburo Member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, this Monday.
The Cuban party delegation will travel to Can Tho province on Tuesday to meet with leaders of the Communist Party of Vietnam and then visit agricultural facilities before returning to Ho Chi Minh City, from where they will return to Cuba on June 14.
The first secretary of the PCC in Havana and his delegation visited Halong Bay City, considered one of the natural wonders of the world in Quang Ninh province, in northern Vietnam.