HAVANA, Nov. 25 (ACN) Cuban Ambassador to China, Carlos Pereira, affirmed that the tariff conflict, the U.S. effort to forge its doctrine of "Chinese threat" and to maintain the economic, commercial and financial blockade against his country, confirm the two nations' common struggle for self-determination.
During a ceremony at the beginning of his mission in that country, the Cuban diplomat affirmed that "Cuba and China are today more united than ever in the defense of their national interests and respective truths of sovereignty and independence and also of adhesion to socialism as the only way to build a society marked by progress and social justice".
Pereira praised the progress made so far, but insisted on the future work to implement the agreed plans at the highest level and the effective participation of the eastern nation and its companies in the socio-economic development plans of the Caribbean island.
For his part, Qin Gang, China's deputy foreign minister, defended the idea of closing the ties between the two states against growing pressure and in a scenario where unilateral, protectionist and hegemonic policies are increasingly strong.
Gang valued the Friendship Medal that China awarded to the first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, Raul Castro, regarding China's 70 years as a republic, a clear expression of the fraternity of the Chinese people towards Cuba.
He also confirmed the willingness of the Beijing government to work with Havana to implement the agreements between Presidents Xi Jinping and Miguel Diaz-Canel, deepen political trust and broaden cooperation so that it will bear more benefit bilaterally, regionally and globally.