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Xi holds talks with Cuban President

IANS  |  Beijing 

Chinese Jinping held talks with visiting Cuban Miguel Diaz-here on Thursday, calling on the two countries to cherish and write a new chapter in their traditional friendship.

During their talks, pledged that would continue to support where possible, calling it a "great and remarkable country" that had overcome obstacles to chart its own path, CCTV reported.

The two leaders met at the colossal of the People, where they reviewed Chinese troops in a welcome ceremony.

Diaz-Canel, who began his three-day visit to on Tuesday, also held a meeting with Chinese with the aim of consolidating bilateral ties, according to news.

Diaz-told Li that he wished for the new generations of Chinese and Cubans to continue to consolidate ties between their countries, according to a tweet by the

Earlier, Diaz-met the of the National People's Congress, Li Zhanshu, and expressed his respect, admiration and love for the people of

The Cuban leader had also met Chinese Vice

In 1960, became the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China, which formally came into being in 1949.

China has traditionally supported in international forums such as the UN, where it has called for the lifting of the US' embargo against the country.

In 2017, trade between the two nations was valued at around $2 billion.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 20:18 IST
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