Cuba, China sign cooperation projects
Havana, Sep 28 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and China signed new cooperation deals on Monday, just as both countries celebrate today the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Cuba's Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (MINCEX) Rodrigo Malmierca and China's ambassador in Havana Chen Xi signed the documents that formalize the exchange of letters for two collaboration projects and for delivery to Cuba medical supplies against Covid-19.
One of the initiatives will allow the acquisition of steel for repair, maintenance and construction starting at an amount of 93.5 million yuan (over 13 million dollars), the CubaDebate website refers.
The second project implies the delivery to the Cuban government of 15.5 million yuan (2.2 million dollars) for the technological modernization of the General Customs of the Republic of Cuba.
At the ceremony, the head of the MINCEX recalled the establishment of diplomatic ties exactly 60 years ago between Havana and Beijing, a fact that began historic relations of 'friendship and sisterhood between the communist parties, the governments and the peoples of both nations.'
Regarding the documents signed on Monday, Malmierca expressed that they constitute a ratification of the political will to develop relations and will have a positive impact on Cuba's economy.
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