General Fan Changlong (R), vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC), shakes hands with Ramón Espinosa Martín, member of the Political Bureau of the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee and deputy minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, before their talks in Beijing on June 27, 2016. (mod.gov.cn/Li Xiaowei)
BEIJING, June 28 (ChinaMil) -- Vice Chairman of China’s Central Military Commission (CMC) Fan Changlong met with Ramón Espinosa Martín, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party and deputy minister of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, in Beijing on June 27.
Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Cuba in 2014 and reached important consensus with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro on deepening China-Cuba relations, said Fan, adding that China is willing to work with Cuba to consolidate the friendship between the two countries and constantly push forward the development of the China-Cuba relations.
The military-to-military relations between China and Cuba have achieved fast progress in recent years, Fan said. China will support as always development of Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces and make down-to-earth implementation of the cooperation projects between the two militaries, Fan noted.
Espinosa said that as the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China after its founding in 1949, Cuba has forged profound traditional friendship with China. Cuba appreciated China's long-term support for the Cuban military construction, Espinosa said.
He hoped that the two militaries can further deepen cooperation in various fields to push forward their relations to a new high.
Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the Joint Staff Department under the CMC, also attended the meeting.