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President Hu winds up visit to Cuba
Updated: 2004-11-24 16:55

Chinese President Hu Jintao left here for home Tuesday after concluding his two-day state visit to Cuba.

During his visit, Hu, who arrived in Havana on Monday, held talks with Cuban leader Fidel Castro and other officials on bilateral relations and major international issues.

While expressing their satisfaction over bilateral ties, the two sides agreed to work together to expand mutually-beneficial cooperation, especially in the fields of economy and trade.

China and Cuba also signed agreements on cooperation in plant quarantine, bio-technology, education and economy.

China and Cuba established full diplomatic relations in 1960. Their two-way trade has been about US$400 million annually over the past three years, with that in the first nine months of this year reaching 401 million dollars or up 36.7 percent year-on-year.

Cuba is the last leg of Hu's Latin America trip. He had visited Brazil, Argentina and Chile, where he attended the annual Economic Leaders' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.

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