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China and Cuba signed a five-year agreement in this capital on Wednesday to cooperate in the field of meteorology, Cuban diplomatic sources reported.

Fernando Gonzalez Bermudez, acting minister of Science, technology and Environment (CITMA), and Zheng Guoguang, deputy director of the Chinese Meteorological Administration, inked the document.

The accord establishes and regulates bilateral collaboration on weather changes, meteorological satellites and their applications to other spheres, impact of natural disasters, and monitoring wind resources.

Likewise, the parties agreed to collaborate in environment issues like damage due to droughts, flooding and forest fires.

The Cuban minister is in this capital leading a CITMA delegation, and fulfilling an invitation by the Chinese Science and Technology Ministry.

The visitor has also held talks with this Ministry's Deputy Minister Zhang Yong, Social Science Academy vice president Prof. Chen Jiagui and China's Science Academy vice president Dr. Li Ping Hai, among other figures.

Source: Prensa Latina

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