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Premier Li Keqiang meets with senior Cuban official

Updated: Sep 2,2015 8:42 PM



Premier Li Keqiang met on Sept 2 with Miguel Díaz-Canel, first vice president of Cuba’s Council of State, in Beijing to attend commemorative activities of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

Premier Li said China will always be friendly with Cuba, and supports the country developing according to its own situation. China is willing to increase high-level communication, expand practical cooperation and strengthen coordination in global and regional affairs to promote the countries’ strategic cooperation.

He also said countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are making efforts to accelerate industrialization and diversify economic development. China has 30 years’ experience of industrialization and accumulated rich industrial power with facilities of high value and meets environmentally friendly requirements.

The two sides can complement each other’s disadvantages, promote mutual development and realize mutual benefit, the Premier added.

Díaz-Canel said Cuba attaches great importance to the development of the two countries’ relationship. It wants to take the opportunity of the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties to continue high-level visits and enhance communication, he said. Cooperation in various fields will be expanded, and Chinese companies are welcome to invest in Cuba, he added.

State Councilor Yang Jing also attended the meeting.