The Chinese president ratified in front of his Cuban counterpart the commitment to maintain a “long-term friendship”, regardless of the changes in the international situation.
The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, met this Friday at the People’s Palace, Beijing, with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jingping, as part of his visit to the Asian country.
“For us it is an honor that they have invited us as the first country in Latin America to visit China after the successful celebration of the XX Congress,” said Diaz-Canel. The Cuban president pointed out that the meeting with the Chinese president would be full of “intense, productive and exciting hours.”
On the other hand, Xi stressed that Cuba is the first country in the Western Hemisphere to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. “Our ties have become an example of solidarity and cooperation among socialist countries, as well as an example of mutual support among developing countries,” said the Chinese president.
According to Xi, China is committed to maintaining “long-term friendship” with the Caribbean island regardless of changes in the international situation. “China’s determination to support Cuba in the search for socialism will not change,” said the Chinese president. “China’s willingness to work to protect fairness and justice at the international level, and oppose hegemony and power politics will not change,” he added.