Thursday, June 26, 2008

High-level Chinese official finishes his very successful visit to Cuba

2008-06-26 04:44:50

HAVANA, June 25 (Xinhua) -- He Guoqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, ended Wednesday his friendly four-day visit to Cuba where he met with Cuba's high-level leaders.

He and the Chinese high-level delegation that accompanied him were seen off by the secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party Fernando Ramirez, in Varadero's airport, 140km east from Havana.

Before leaving to Trinidad and Tobago He, who is also secretary of the CPC's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, said that his stay in Cuba was a success.

During his stay in Cuba, He met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro who has a severe intestinal sickness since 23 months ago and with Cuban Leader Raul Castro.

He also met with the Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado and witnessed the sign of an agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between Cuba and China.

The agenda included a homage to the Cuban leader Jose Marti and a visit to an agriculture and livestock production cooperative in the municipality of Guira de Melena.

He had arrived in Havana on Sunday and said that the propose of the visit is "to deep even more in the mutual knowledge, to strength the Chinese-Cuban friendship, to increase the political trust and to promote a beneficial cooperation."

He and his retinue will also visit Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil and Angola.

Editor: Mu Xuequan

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