Cuba and east China’s Shandong Province have signed five cooperation agreements on infrastructure, information technology and communications.
The signing ceremony in Havana was attended by Jiang Yikang, member of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee, and Cuban Exterior Commerce and Foreign Investment Vice Minister Ramon Ripoll.
Ripoll said the agreements reflected the economic potential of Shandong, as well as the high exchange volume and close ties between China and Cuba.
Ripoll added that the agreements were important for the economic development of Cuba and the growing presence of Chinese products in the country.
China View reports that with a yearly trade volume of $2.3 billion, China is Cuba’s second largest commercial partner. It is interesting to conjecture whether such trade will influence the United States in its exclusionist policy towards Cuba.