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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Liu Jianchao's Remarks on Cuban Leader Castro's Statement

2008-02-21

Q:It is reported that Cuban leader Castro issued a statement on February 19 on Granma, Cuba's Communist Party newspaper, saying that he would not seek another term as President of the Council of State and Commander in Chief of Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces. Do you have any comment?

A: We have taken note of relevant reports. President Castro is a revolutionary leader Cuban people deeply venerate and an old friend of the Chinese people. China wishes him an early recovery soon.

As a friendly country to Cuba, China will continue to consolidate and develop its friendly cooperation with Cuba.

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