Leaders of youth organizations from Cuba and China reaffirmed their close ties when they met here Monday.
Yang Yue, secretary of China's Youth League central committee, was heading a delegation on a visit to Cuba.
Yang met with Julio Martinez, first secretary of Cuba's Young Communist League (UJC) national committee.
Yang expressed admiration for the young Cubans braving the economic blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for nearly 50 years.
Martinez briefed Yang on Cuban youth's political preparation and offered to show him the UJC's social programs.
Yang, who arrived in Cuba on Saturday, is scheduled to visit the Cuban Communist Party headquarters, the Foreign Ministry and the island country's legislature, the National People's Power Assembly. He will also speak to the Information Sciences University and to young Chinese students there.