The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union in Havana , Cuba , and the Federation of University Students (FEU) on December 9 held a cultural exchange to mark the 50 th anniversary of Vietnamese-Cuban diplomatic ties (December 2, 1960 – December 2, 2010) . Attending the event were the vice rector of Havana University Cristina Diaz Lopez, representatives from the Cuban Ministry of Universities, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the People (ICAP). During the event, Vietnamese and Cuban students performed variety of songs and dances as well as traditional dances from both nations. The Vietnamese students put on a display of many fine arts and hand-made products such as embroidered pictures, lacquered flower vases and silk flowers. They also organised a small photos exhibition on the friendly and close relationship and traditional links between Vietnam and Cuba . The event helped to strengthen the mutual understanding between Vietnamese and Cuban youngsters as well as consolidate friendship and solidarity between the two nations./.