Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel here on Thursday, calling on the two countries to cherish and write a new chapter in their traditional friendship.
During their talks, Xi pledged that China would continue to support Cuba where possible, calling it a "great and remarkable country" that had overcome obstacles to chart its own path, state broadcaster CCTV reported.
The two leaders met at the colossal Great Hall of the People, where they reviewed Chinese troops in a welcome ceremony.
In 1960, Cuba became the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China, which formally came into being in 1949.
In 2017, trade between the two nations was valued at around $2 billion.
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