Chinese Foreign Minister receives the Cuban Chancellor.


BEIJING, China.- The State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, received Cuban Chancellor Bruno Rodriguez in this city. This is the third official visit of Rodriguez to the Asian country.

During the cordial meeting, both ministers highlighted the sustained exchange of high-level visits in tune with the excellent state of relationships. They also agreed that the state visit to China of President Miguel Diaz-Canel last November reflected the continuity in bilateral links and allowed to project them in the medium and long term.

The Cuban Chancellor updated his counterpart on the main processes the island is immersed in and thanked the invariably position of the Chinese government against the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. In addition, he remarked that Cuba welcomes the Initiative of the Silk Strip and Route and its extension to Latin America and the Caribbean.

For his part, Minister of State Wang Yi reiterated China´s support to Cuba in its just struggle for the defense of national sovereignty and described as indestructible the close friendship between the two countries.

China and Cuba for More Communication on Venezuelan Issue

China and Cuba decided to strengthen communication with the international community in order to contribute to the search for a political exit to the Venezuelan situation, according to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Lu Kang, spokesman for that office, said foreign ministers Wang Yi and Bruno Rodriguez agreed in their meeting on Wednesday that the issue of the South American nation can only be solved peacefully.

That serves the interests of all Venezuelans and is consistent with the principle of non-interference in internal affairs, a basic rule in bilateral relations, the Chinese spokesman added.

Lu pointed out that the two ministers decided to strengthen contacts within and outside the region in order to continue playing a constructive role in the resolution of the Venezuelan question.

Bruno Rodriguez Meets with Cubans in China

The Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez, held meetings with officials, students and citizens of the island residents of China, as the culmination of their his day of visit.

The Chancellor met with members of the State mission and answered concerns about the panorama inside and outside the island following the reinforcement of the blockade with the activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act.

Rodriguez emphasized Cuba’s determination and better preparation to face the challenges arising from that hostility on several grounds and referred to America’s aggressive policy against Venezuela.

The head of the Cuban diplomacy clarified doubts and concerns raised by the Cuban community resident in Beijing on the effects of the Helms-Burton Act, immigration policy and the links with the European Union.