Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chinese president concludes visit to Cuba

Chinese president concludes visit to Cuba
Published July 24, 2014 EFE

Chinese President Xi Jinping was in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba
on Wednesday accompanied by his Cuban counterpart and host, Raul Castro,
on the last day of his official visit to the communist island.

"It's a pleasure to come to this beautiful land," said Xi upon his
arrival in the city.

In Santiago, Xi's agenda includes paying tribute to Cuban independence
hero Jose Marti at the mausoleum containing his remains in the Santa
Ifigenia Cemetery.

Afterwards he was scheduled to visit the July 26 City School established
in the old Moncada military barracks, where in 1953 Fidel Castro led the
first armed action of the Revolution that ultimately brought him to
power in 1959.

Xi arrived in Havana at the head of a large delegation of Chinese
officials and businessmen.

Raul Castro and Xi presided at the signing of 29 agreements to
strengthen bilateral economic relations, including a loan to modernize
the port of Santiago de Cuba and accords in agriculture, industry,
health, biotechnology, petroleum, energy, culture, education and even
the use of cyberspace and digital television technology.

"The Chinese party is full of confidence about the future development of
relations between our country and Cuba, and we will be good friends,
comrades and brothers of Cuba forever," said Xi late Tuesday after his
talks with Raul Castro.


Source: Chinese president concludes visit to Cuba | Fox News Latino -

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