China President Xi Jinping Begins Official Visit to Cuba

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The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, arrived in Cuba this Monday night, on an official visit, in the last stop of his second tour of Latin America and the Caribbean that included Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela.

He was welcomed at Havana’s José Martí International Airport by Cuban First Vice President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and officials from the Chinese diplomatic mission to this Caribbean island.

During his stay here, the Chinese statesman will hold official talks with Army General Raul Castro, president of the Council of State and Ministers, and develop other activities.

Cuba was the first Latin American country in establishing diplomatic relations with China, on September 28, 1960, ties that are currently excellent, especially at the political level between both governments and communist parties, official data state.

Not only Havana, but also Beijing has expressed their willingness to continue developing full and comprehensively bilateral ties.

China is Cuba’s second trade partner and important financing source for joint businesses in many spheres, among them biotechnology, transportation, infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, and renewable energies.

The Chinese president arrived in yesterday night at this capital’s Jose Marti International Airport, and was welcomed by First Cuban Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, and members of the Chinese diplomatic mission in this Caribbean nation.

This is the last stop of his second tour of Latin America and the Caribbean, which also included Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela.

Xi’s first tour of Latin America was in June 2013, when he visited Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Mexico.

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