HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 17 (ACN) The Secretary of the Council of State of Cuba, Homero Acosta, began on Monday a visit to China to transfer the experiences arising from the recent process of constitutional reform, characterized by being broadly participatory and democratic.
In an interview with Prensa Latina, the also member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) said that in his meetings with local leaders he will share the experiences accumulated in each phase of the process until its closing on April 10 with the proclamation of the new constitution of the Republic.
The constitution reaffirms Cuba's socialist character and the governing role of the PCC in its society, reflects changes in the structure of the state, expands individual rights and guarantees, strengthens popular power from the grassroots (municipalities), and recognizes various forms of ownership, including private ownership.
It replaced the one approved in 1976, it has 87 more articles and almost seven million compatriots supported it at the polls when they exercised their right to free, direct and secret vote.
Acosta also intends to learn about certain initiatives implemented by China for many years, because Cuba has changed the institutional design and there are new figures within the higher apparatus of the State.
He expressed great expectations because his present stay here is framed in the continuity of fluid, permanent bilateral exchanges and part of a historical, solid relationship that grows and deepens every day.
On the other hand, the top Cuban leader described as excellent the links in the area of justice, an area where the two friendly countries have agreements between their prosecutors, high-level delegations make reciprocal trips and students from the island are surpassed here in different aspects of the legal environment.
He assured that the first visit to Cuba last May by the Chinese Attorney General, Zhang Jun, opens a new space with many opportunities for exchange and cooperation between these institutions.
Acosta's agenda includes meetings with officials from the Ministry of Justice, the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Commission of the National People's Assembly (Parliament) and the Chinese Law Society, as well as the CCP and the local Chancellery.
The Cuban official arrived in Beijing from Vietnam, will be here until the next day 21 and is accompanied by the Cuban Vice Minister of Justice, Rosabel Gamón; and Yumil Rodríguez, the Deputy Head of the Secretariat of the Council of State.