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Liu Yuqin, Chinese ambassador to Cuba, said in this capital that his country will increase the number of projects in the Caribbean nation as part of the bilateral cooperation.

Yuqin and Orlando Hernández, deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment (MINCEX), signed the certificate attesting to completion in the archipelago of five major projects, reported Prensa Latina news agency.

These were implemented through non-interest government loans and grant funds awarded for this island by China.

These works are the construction of small hydropower plants in the provinces of Granma and Holguin, supplies for the education sector, and the second phase of technical assistance for aquaculture development.

Also the third and final phase of the cooperation project for the teaching of Chinese in Cuba, with the presence of teachers from the Asian country.

On this regard it was announced that Confucius Institute temporary headquarters were opened, through which they will continue the promotion of culture and training in that language on the island.

We'll have more projects to do from now on, said the Chinese diplomatic to the press after signing the documents.

She reiterated her willingness to work to further deepen the existing cooperation between the two peoples and countries.

She also thanked the efforts of workers and technicians which made possible the fulfillment of these goals, which are highly significant gestures of the friendship relations, she said.

The MINCEX first deputy stressed that the works were developed in strategic sectors for Cuba, like education, renewable energy and agriculture, many of them in priority areas and sites.

They are an example of solidarity, cooperation and brotherhood from China to Cuba, he underscored.

Source: ACN

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