Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel visited the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday morning, as part of his official visit to Vietnam from November 8 to 10. Paying a visit to the historic site was the first activity of President Díaz-Canel’s agenda in the southern Vietnamese metropolis on Saturday. The Cuban leader and the First Lady saw a documentary on the tunnels at the site. They were also invited to have a taste of Cu Chi’s signature dishes, cassava and rice balls, and briefed on Vietnamese soldiers and their weapons during the American war in Vietnam. The president and his spouse wear traditional hats and scarves during their visit. Located about 60km from downtown Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi Tunnels were previously built by Vietnamese soldiers as shelter from U.S. troops during the war in Vietnam. The tunnel complex also served as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon storage, and living quarters. President Miguel Díaz-Canel walks down a tunnel at the historic site. After leaving Cu Chi, the Cuban president arrived at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park in District 9. Ho Chi Minh City is willing to share its experience in the field to… Read full this story
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