Geng Shuang said that on October 10, the Ninth Special Session of the National Peoples Power Congress of Cuba elected new leaders, including the President of the State, in accordance with the new Constitution, which is of great significance in Cubas history. China warmly congratulates on this. Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and President of the National Peoples Republic of China, have called on Raul Castro, the first Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and the newly elected president, Dias Dias, to congratulate the leaders of the ancient party on their efforts to continuously expand the breadth and depth of their cooperation and to push forward the relationship between China and Cuba.
Geng Shuang emphasized that Cuba was the first country in the Western Hemisphere to establish diplomatic relations with New China. The traditional friendly relations between the Middle Ages had undergone the test of international changes and were unbreakable and lasting. Last November, Dias Carnell, Chairman of the Cuban Council of State and Chairman of the Council of Ministers, made a successful state visit to China. President Xi Jinping held warm, friendly and fruitful talks with him. The two heads of state jointly planned a blueprint for the development of Sino-Cuban relations in the new era, which injected a strong impetus into Sino-Cuban friendly cooperation. Next year, the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations will be celebrated. China is ready to work with Cuba to implement the important consensus of the two heads of state, take the opportunity of celebrating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations together, organize relevant celebrations, deepen political mutual trust at a new historical starting point, expand the breadth and depth of cooperation between the two countries, promote traditional friendship and friendly exchanges in various fields in the Middle Ages, and constantly produce new fruits for the better benefit of the two peoples.