On the afternoon on Sunday, September 25, compañero Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Central Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and Premier of the People’s Republic of China, paid a friendly visit to Comandante en Jefe, Fidel Castro Ruz, as part of an official visit to the island.
In a lively dialogue, the distinguished visitor expressed his satisfaction with his first visit to Cuba, his admiration for the patriotism of the Cuban people, and praised the island’s achievements in various fields. The leader of the Cuban Revolution and the Premier recalled the historic ties that unite Cuba and China, symbolized by the participation of fighters of Chinese origin during Cuba’s wars of independence and liberation, and the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries over fifty-five years ago, when the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution had not yet been declared.
In particular, they shared opinions on the current international situation, the complexities, dangers and challenges and the need to preserve human life and peace.
In the fraternal meeting, Fidel and Li Keqiang expressed their confidence that this visit would strengthen cooperation and friendship between the two parties, governments and peoples.
On concluding the exchange, the leader of the Cuban Revolution showed the Chinese delegation some of the experiences Cuba has been promoting to increase the production of food and certain valuable items under the specific conditions of the country, independent of the income from tourism and other sources for development.
Compañero Fidel, who has repeatedly warned of the dangers that threaten the world population due to the infamous economic order imposed by the United States, conveyed his views to the distinguished visitor, aware that both China and Russia share similar interests in regards to world peace.
Following remarkable economic and social progress, peace and friendship is the most important task of the People’s Republic of China, under the leadership of its President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, compañero Fidel happily noted on concluding the meeting.