|Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (R) shakes hands with Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who is here to attend the Shanghai International Arts Festival, during their meeting in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 7, 2013. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
BEIJING, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Thursday met with the Cuban and Argentine foreign ministers, pledging to enhance ties with the two countries and promote cooperation between China and Latin America.
During his meeting with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Yang said China-Cuba relations have entered a new stage of development.
He highlighted the close contact at all levels and substantial cooperation between the two countries, pledging to strengthen friendly cooperation and push forward bilateral ties and China-Latin American cooperation.
Rodriguez said the Cuban side would like to work with China to deepen exchange and cooperation. He also pledged to contribute to the development of cooperation between Latin America and China.
During another meeting with Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, Yang hailed the frequent high-level contact and enhanced political mutual understanding, as well as cooperation in various fields.
He said China attaches importance to relations with Argentina and will work together with the country to implement the consensus reached between the leaders of the two countries so as to further the strategic partnership.
Timerman said China is an important partner to Argentina and the two states have had sound and fruitful bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
Argentina will work with China to increase exchange and cooperation so as to further bilateral ties, he said.
Chinese president meets Cuban FM
BEIJING, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla here on Thursday.
Xi said China and Cuba are good friends, comrades and brothers. Facing a complicated and changing international situation, the two countries, both in a critical development stage, should work together and strengthen cooperation. Full story