People's Daily Online
UPDATED: 14:08, December 05, 2006
Cuba is willing to strengthen military and other cooperation with China, the First Vice-President of the Council of the State of Cuba and Defense Minister Raul Castro said in Havana on Monday while meeting with a visiting Chinese military delegation.
Raul expressed his satisfaction at the smooth development of exchanges and cooperation between the Cuban and Chinese armies in the areas of personnel and military trainings, and hoped the cooperation could be further strengthened.
He also thanked the Chinese military delegation for attending the 50th anniversary commemorating the founding of Cuba's armed forces.
Leader of the delegation, Gen. Zhao Keming conveyed the kind wishes from the Chinese people and military to the Cuban leader, Raul's brother Fidel Castro, hoping him a quick recovery from surgery.
Before the meeting, Gen. Zhao also met with Alvaro Lopez Miera, Chief of the General Staff of Cuba's armed forces. The two generals discussed possible cooperation between the two armies in the future.