HAVANA.- Cuban president Raul Castro received on Monday afternoon Colonel General To Lam, Minister of Public Security of Vietnam, who is in Cuba on a working visit.

Granma newspaper reports that during the meeting both leaders spoke of the excellent state of the historical relations that unite the two peoples, parties and governments.

The distinguished visitor was accompanied by Nguyen Chi Thanh, ambassador to Cuba, and other members of his delegation.

On the Cuban side were in attendance Rear Admiral Julio C├ęsar Gandarilla Bermejo, Minister of the Interior, and other top officials of that institution.