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China to consolidate ties with Cuba

Posted September 28, 2004 by publisher in Cuba Business.
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Havana - Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Saturday that China has set an unswerving policy on consolidating ties with Cuba, and the policy will not alter regardless of changes in international situation. Hu made the remarks at a meeting with Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and vice president of the Council of State of Cuba.

With concerted efforts, China believes the bilateral friendship between China and Cuba would be developed better, said Hu, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

In recent years, China and Cuba, as well as the Communist parties of China and Cuba, frequently exchanged high-profile visits, enhanced mutual trust and expanded cooperation in various fields, said Hu.

As both parties adhere to socialism, explore the path of development fit for their own national conditions and are devoted to economic development to improve the people’s living standards, there is a solid foundation for further cementing China-Cuba ties,Hu said.

Hu valued the achievements made by the Communist Party of Cuba, led by Fidel Castro, in leading the Cuban people to pushing forward the socialist cause.

Machado said that the two parties and two peoples supported each other in building socialism and closely cooperated in international issues, which greatly contributed to world peace and development.

The Cuban people admired the achievements of the Chinese people, Machado said, adding that Cuba is willing to strengthen cooperation with China in all fields.

Member Comments

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On October 02, 2004, Gregory Biniowsky wrote:

I am still waiting for a half-intelligent U.S. government official or defender of U.S. foreign policy to present a cogent agrument of how they can continue to embargo Cuba but give most favored nation trading status to China (and Vietnam). I really do not believe there is a defense, except one based on crude opportunistic economic calculations. But then again, could we expect anything less from the United States government?