Saturday, March 20, 2010

China to increase cooperation projects with Cuba

China to increase cooperation projects with Cuba
Published on Saturday, March 20, 2010

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Liu Yuqin, Chinese ambassador to Cuba, said in
Havana that his country will increase the number of projects in the
Caribbean nation as part of the bilateral cooperation.

Yuqin and Orlando Hernández, deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and
Investment (MINCEX), signed the certificate attesting to completion in
the archipelago of five major projects, reported Prensa Latina news agency.

These were implemented through non-interest government loans and grant
funds awarded for this island by China.

These works are the construction of small hydropower plants in the
provinces of Granma and Holguin, supplies for the education sector, and
the second phase of technical assistance for aquaculture development.

Also the third and final phase of the cooperation project for the
teaching of Chinese in Cuba, with the presence of teachers from the
Asian country.

In this regard it was announced that Confucius Institute temporary
headquarters were opened, through which they will continue the promotion
of culture and training in that language on the island.

We'll have more projects to do from now on, said the Chinese diplomatic
to the press after signing the documents.

She reiterated her willingness to work to further deepen the existing
cooperation between the two peoples and countries.

She also thanked the efforts of workers and technicians which made
possible the fulfilment of these goals, which are highly significant
gestures of the friendship relations, she said.

The MINCEX first deputy stressed that the works were developed in
strategic sectors for Cuba, like education, renewable energy and
agriculture, many of them in priority areas and sites.

They are an example of solidarity, cooperation and brotherhood from
China to Cuba, he underscored.

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