China and Cuba seek greater cooperation

June 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM

BEIJING, June 19 (UPI) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country would like to work more closely with Cuba on international and regional issues.

Xi told Cuba's visiting first vice president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, that China would like to forge a good partnership with Latin American and Caribbean nations, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

The Chinese leader called for stronger cooperation between China and Latin America.

As for China and Cuba, Xi said he would like to maintain a bilateral high-level exchange of visits, increase party-to-party exchanges and enhance political trust.

Diaz-Canel said Cuba places great importance on building ties with China.

He concludes his three-day visit to China on Wednesday.

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