China predicts more momentum in cooperation with Cuba

– The Belt and Road Economic Project has benefited 145 countries and 32 international organizations.

Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) China predicted that its mutually beneficial cooperation with Cuba will be broader and friendship will gain strength, after signing the plan to promote the economic project of the Belt and Road.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zhao Lijian, commented that such action will give greater impetus to the efforts of both parties to implement the consensus reached by the heads of state of the two nations.

The text – expanded – clearly identifies multiple cooperation projects that align Cuba’s development plans with key areas and contents of the Chinese initiative.

Both countries sealed in November 2018 a memorandum of understanding on the participation of the largest of the Antilles in the Belt and Road, called to build an international mega-platform for exchanges with shared profits.

Zhao said that they now have the mechanism to implement it thanks to the recent signing of the cooperation program by the Vice Prime Minister of the Caribbean island, Ricardo Cabrisas, and the president of the National Development and Reform Commission of China, He Lifeng.

Representatives of Havana specified that the plan constitutes one of the main milestones in economic relations in 2021 and defines, among other aspects, the objectives, principles and fields of cooperation such as policy coordination, infrastructure connection, free trade, financial integration. and people-to-people links.

They mentioned the agreement of a first list of prioritized projects and actions linked to the development of sectors such as renewable energy, free trade and infrastructure, tourism, finance, telecommunications, science and technology, food and biomedicine.

According to the Foreign Ministry spokesperson, the Chinese initiative in its eight years of existence benefited the 145 countries and 32 international organizations that comprise it with tangible results.

He also reiterated Beijing’s willingness to work with its partners under the principles of extended consultation, contribution and benefit sharing, clean, green and open cooperation, in addition to aligning the Belt and Road to national development agendas.