China’s President Begins Official Visit to Cuba

Havana, Cuba, (Prensa Latina) – The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will arrive in Cuba today, on an official visit, in the last stop of his second tour of Latin America and the Caribbean that included Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela.

During his stay here, the Chinese statesman will hold official talks with Army General Raul Castro, President of the Council of State and Ministers, and develop other activities, Granma newspaper reports today.

Xi will arrive in Havana after complying with his first official visit to Venezuela, described as historic by the President of that South American country, Nicolas Maduro.

The first stop in the trip of the Chinese president was in Brazil, where he attended the Sixth Summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), held on July 15, 16, which ended with successful results like the creation of a banking institution for the bloc and a fund for emergencies.

While in Brazil, Xi met with chiefs of state and government of the CELAC quartet (Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador and Antigua and Barbuda) and set foundations for a greater cooperation between the region and the Asian Giant.

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