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Cuban leader Raul Castro arrives in Beijing for state visit


15:35, July 04, 2012

BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Raul Castro Ruz, president of Cuba's Council of State and the Council of Ministers, arrived in Beijing Wednesday for a state visit to China at the invitation of President Hu Jintao.

During Raul Castro's four-day tour, he will hold talks with President Hu, and meet with Chinese leaders, including top legislator Wu Bangguo, Premier Wen Jiabao, Vice President Xi Jinping and Vice Premier Li Keqiang.

China believes Raul Castro's visit will further promote the development of China-Cuba relations, Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said Monday.


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