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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang Begins Official Visit to Cuba

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang

Havana,September 24 (RHC/acn)--China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang begins an official visit to Cuba this Saturday.

During his two-day stay in Cuba, Li Keqiang will hold talks with President Raul Castro and he will carry out other activities.

This is the first visit to Cuba by a Chinese prime minister since the two countries established diplomatic relations on September 28, 1960.

Economic and commercial cooperation feature high in Cuba-China bilateral relations. China is the island's second largest trading partner, while Cuba is China's first trading partner in the Caribbean area.

Statistics released by the Chinese embassy in Havana point to a growing Beijing--Havana bilateral trade, which estimates place at some 1.6 billion dollars in 2015.

During Li Keqiang's visit, both sides will sign a package of cooperation accords in areas that include technology, renewable energy, environmental protection and industry.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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