Speaking with Valdés Mesa also member of the Party Central Committee Political Bureau in the Great Hall of the People, Xi conveyed a message of congratulations to his Cuban counterpart, Army General Raúl Castro, on a successful 7th Party Congress, which took place in April in Havana.
He also recalled his 2014 visit to Havana, describing the trip as unforgettable and emphasizing the warm welcome he received.
”I visited the heroic city of Santiago de Cuba with compañero Raúl Castro, and was able to appreciate the glorious history of the Cuban Revolution,” he noted. The Chinese President also praised Cuba’s achievements over more than half a century and expressed his confidence that the Cuban people will contribute to the successful development of socialism under the leadership of the new PCC Central Committee, of which Raúl Castro is first secretary.
He also commented on the historic ties and shared ideals which unite the two peoples and governments.
For his part, Valdés Mesa, thanked the Chinese President on behalf of Raúl Castro for his message congratulations following the 7th Party Congress, and commented on the longstanding ties of friendship between the two nations.
Both leaders agreed on the desire expand collaboration efforts and exchange experiences based on their respective realities. They also described the two countries as references in the tireless struggle to construct socialism.
Valdés Mesa, who arrived in China on June 25, began his visit in the municipality of Shanghai where the Communist Party of China was founded 95 years ago.