Saudi Dy Crown Prince in France for talks
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, congratulated the Cuban side on the congress and asked Valdes to convey his greetings to comrades Fidel Castro and Raul Castro. Hailing Cuba’s achievements over the past more than 50 years, Xi said he believed that the Cuban people will achieve even more in the socialist cause under the leadership of the new PCC Central Committee with Raul Castro as first secretary.
Xi said the relationship between China and Cuba withstood the test of changes in the international arena and that the two countries share a common ideal and bear deep affection for each other. Recalling his state visit to Cuba two years ago, Xi said he hopes the two sides will cement their friendship and boost cooperation. Valdes said the Cuban side cherishes the traditional friendship between Cuba and China and that Cuba’s new leadership attaches great importance to the ties between the two parties as well as the two countries. The Cuban side looks forward to closer exchanges on governance and practical cooperation. PARIS—Saudi Arabia and France will sign several agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the Saudi’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s visit to Paris, according to Saudi ambassador to France Khaled al-Anqari.
“The visit will further bolster the historic relations between the two countries,” he said while emphasizing that these solid and strategic relations are based on mutual respect and promotion of common interests, the Saudi Press Agency reported. AlAnqari noted that the SaudiFrench political positions and views are identical towards most of the global issues, particularly with regard to the Middle East issues.— Agencies