Chinese military delegation visits Cuba
Published May 19, 2014 EFE
The chief of the general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army
is leading a delegation on an official visit to Cuba, state television
Cuba's top military officer, Gen. Alvaro Lopez Miera, on Sunday welcomed
Gen. Fang Fenghui and the other visiting Chinese brass.
Fang placed a floral wreath to pay tribute to Cuban hero Antonio Maceo
at his mausoleum in El Cacahual in Havana.
Later, the Chinese military officials reviewed a tank unit and attended
a display of modernized combat equipment, according to the televised
report on the visit.
The Chinese delegation is comprised of the head of the strategic
military region of Senshan, the deputy naval commander and the air force
chief of staff, among other officers.
Their visit comes less than a month after Chinese Foreign Minister Wang
Yi visited the island, which was his first stop on the Latin American
tour he made with the objective of strengthening relations with the
region and laying the groundwork for the visit of President Xi Jinping.
China is Cuba's second-largest trade partner, after Venezuela, and -
according to the latest official figures, bilateral exchange between the
two nations amounted to $1.41 billion between January and August 2013, a
25 percent increase over the same period the year before. EFE
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