Foreign minister says ties between Cuba and China are at their best

Foreign minister says ties between Cuba and China are at their best
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9 June 2024
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Relations between the governments of Cuba and China are today at their best moment and a future with more splendor has begun to continue those ties, stated the Minister of Foreign Affairs of our country, Bruno Rodríguez.

In an interview with China's Global Television Network, the chancellor stressed that a close friendship was forged between both peoples, which rests on their respective experiences in the construction of socialism with national characteristics.

He also highlighted the enormous coincidences in the bilateral agendas of international projection and development.

Rodríguez commented that the Caribbean nation is working hard to implement President Xi Jinping's proposal to build a China-Cuba community with a shared future.

That idea, he pointed out, reflects the excellent state of bilateral ties, the broad development potential they have and a long history in common.

The highest representative of Cuban diplomacy pointed out that his country closely follows and actively participates in major Chinese initiatives such as the Belt and Road and others associated with development, security, civilization and data protection.

Likewise, he specified that the largest of the Antilles gives great priority to bilateral projects in the field of renewable energies, in the agri-food sphere, the development of the biopharmaceutical industry and genetic engineering and biotechnology.

"In relation to the opportunities that the Cuban economy offers to Chinese investment, I am sure that we will find fields to continue developing in a dynamic and accelerated manner our ties that are already excellent today," he said.

Rodríguez indicated that it is of interest for the Caribbean nation to strengthen academic, cultural and scientific links, as well as enhance the development of tourism.

"We expect the increase in Chinese tourism and by tradition, due to our special, historical and current ties, the Chinese will always receive a warm and hospitable welcome in Cuba," said Rodríguez.

The next International Tourism Fair has China as the guest of honor, said the chancellor, who recalled that the island recently decided to exempt travelers from the Asian nation from visas.

He also commented that Cuba wishes to open for Chinese companies "special opportunities, with established facilities, based on enormous mutual trust, so that they can develop innovative, innovative projects, with guarantees of financial return, so that they are mutually beneficial."

The Minister of Foreign Affairs began an official visit to China on June 5, as special envoy of the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel.

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