China confirms the official visit of the Cuban President to Beijing

Edited by Catherin López
2022-11-21 06:46:36


Diaz-Canel and Xi Jinping

Beijing, Nov 21 (RHC) China confirmed today that Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel will make an official visit to Beijing this week, in the context of an international tour that will also include stops in Algeria, Russia, and Turkey.

Hua Chunying, the spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a brief statement that the Antillean leader will be in Beijing from November 24 to 26 and will arrive at the invitation of his host counterpart, Xi Jinping.

Although the spokeswoman did not offer details of the agenda, it is expected that in the official talks the parties will review the state of bilateral ties and plan new actions to further strengthen them in the future.

Díaz-Canel made his first trip to China as President in November 2018 and assured that it had a special significance because it focused on further fostering friendship between both governments and peoples.

On that occasion, the Cuban leader fulfilled an intense program of activities in order to give continuity and consolidate the ties established 62 years ago.

The two socialist nations strengthened their economic ties with the signing of several memorandums of understanding, including one on expanding cooperation in the context of the Belt and Road initiative.

Cuba and China signed agreements to increase production capacity in prioritized collaboration projects and the granting of Chinese credit that would support the acquisition of construction equipment for the renewable energy and tourism sectors.

Another text referred to the supply of machinery to increase the production of various crops in the eastern province of Guantanamo and the last one was about the delivery of reception of projects for fruit and vegetable canning factories. (Source: PL)


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