Xi Telephoned Cuban President Diaz Canel
2021-08-31 18:28

On August 30th, President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with Cuban President Diaz-Canel.


Diaz-Canel conveyed Comrade Raul Castro's sincere regards to Xi Jinping and briefed the recent domestic situation in Cuba. Xi asked Diaz-Canel to convey his cordial regards to Comrade Raul.


Xi Jinping pointed out that under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of Cuba, Cuban comrades defended the revolutionary achievements without fear of power and unyielding struggle. Historically, the socialist cause has never been smooth sailing. Communists always strive for survival, development and victory in the struggle. China always believes that the right of each country to choose its own path of social development should be respected, and unilateral sanctions against other countries and interference by external forces in other countries' internal affairs should be opposed. China, as always, supports Cuba in taking the development path in line with its national conditions, building a prosperous and sustainable socialism, and supporting Cuba's just struggle to safeguard national sovereignty and security and oppose interference by power. China will continue to provide assistance and support to Cuba in fighting the epidemic and improving people's livelihood within its capacity. It is believed that Cuba will achieve new development in the socialist cause.


Xi Jinping emphasized that with the careful cultivation and vigorous promotion of leaders of the two parties and countries, Sino-Cuban relations have lasted for a long time and have become a model of unity and cooperation among developing countries. No matter how the situation changes, China's policy of adhering to the long-term friendship between China and Cuba will not change, and its willingness to deepen cooperation between China and Cuba in various fields will not change. China is willing to be a fellow traveler of socialism, a good partner for common development, a good example for fighting the epidemic hand in hand, and a good comrade-in-arms for strategic cooperation with Cuba. China is willing to have close high-level exchanges with Cuba, strengthen exchanges and mutual learning in governing the party and the country, deepen anti-epidemic cooperation, promote pragmatic cooperation and promote greater development of Sino-Cuban relations. The two sides should closely cooperate strategically on international and multilateral occasions to safeguard the common interests of developing countries. China will continue to speak fair words and do business for Cuba internationally.


Diaz-Canel expressed his gratitude to China for its long-term valuable support to Cuba, including providing anti-epidemic materials for Cuba to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, which reflected the brotherly friendship between Cuba and China. Cuba firmly follows the socialist road and is willing to strengthen inter-party exchanges and pragmatic cooperation with China in various fields to jointly promote the socialist cause and the development of Cuba-China relations. Cuba is willing to deepen multilateral cooperation with China, jointly oppose hegemonism and power politics, and oppose politicizing and stigmatizing the epidemic. Cuba firmly adheres to the one-China policy, opposes interference in China's internal affairs, and will continue to firmly support China's position on core interests such as Taiwan and Xinjiang. Cuba is willing to play an active role in promoting relations between Latin America and China.