Chinese President Hu Jintao concludes his Cuba visit Wednesday to head for Peru
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- Politics and Government
- 11 / 20 / 2008
Hu came from Costa Rica, where he paved the way for a future free trade agreement, and will meet with other APEC leaders on the weekend.
On Tuesday, he held a fraternal meeting with Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro, an expression of bilateral friendship links.
Shortly before, he had held official talks with his Cuban peer Raul Castro, after visiting a school where 1,000 Chinese students are learning Spanish.
"Our friendship ties have increased in recent years, along with cooperation in several fields, with fruitful results," he said.
After the official talks, Raul Castro and Hu Jintao, along with the rest of the Chinese delegation and Cuban leaders at the meeting, attended the signing of several agreements.
China is Cuba's second commercial partner, after Venezuela.