Xi holds talks with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Beijing

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Xi holds talks with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping left, front holds a welcoming ceremony for Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel before his talks on November 8, 2018 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China. WANG YE XINHUA BEIJING Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China CPC Central Committee and Chinese president, held talks Friday with Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and Cuban president.

Diaz-Canel is the first Latin American and Caribbean head of state to be received by China since the 20th CPC National Congress held last month, which shows the special friendship between the two countries and parties, according to Xi.

Cuba is the first country in the Western Hemisphere to have diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China. Our ties have become an example of solidarity and cooperation between socialist countries, as well as an example of sincere mutual assistance between developing countries, Xi said.

After presenting the key outcomes of the 20th CPC National Congress, Xi stressed that the CPC will unite and lead the Chinese people to advance the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation on all fronts through a Chinese path to modernization.

China's commitment to long-term friendship with Cuba will not change, no matter how the international situation may change. China will work with Cuba to safeguard international fairness and justice and oppose hegemony and power politics will not change, Xi said.

Xi said that China will continue to support Cuba in defending its national sovereignty and opposing external interference and blockade, and that China is ready to work with Cuba to promote world peace and development.