Cuban Vice President Continues Visit in China
Beijing, February 21 (RHC) -- The Vice President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, Marino Murillo, is expected to meet Tuesday in Beijing with the permanent member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of China Li Changchun.
Murillo will also hold talks with Minister of Agriculture, Han Changfu, as cultivation, aquaculture, livestock, pest control, and joint investments in agricultural biotechnology are part of the bilateral cooperation program.
The Cuban official, whose visit to China will conclude on February 25th, met earlier with Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu. During the official meeting both officials expressed their government’s willingness to further strengthen bilateral ties and economic cooperation.
“The political party and government of Cuba highly value their relationship with China and is ready to work with China to exchange governing experience, promote cooperation in all areas and contribute to the long-term development of bilateral relations,” Murillo said.
In 1952, Cuba established diplomatic relations with China, becoming the first Latin American country to forge diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China.
Cooperation between the two nations ranges from economic projects in telecommunications and oil industry to social developments programs like a student exchange program for language learners.