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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, left, and Cuba’s President Raul Castro, wave to the press during a meeting at Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Sept 24, 2016. Li Keqiang is on a two-day official visit to Cuba.(Enrique de la Osa/Pool Photo via AP)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang arrives in Cuba for official visit

WT24 Desk

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has arrived in Cuba’s capital for an official visit designed to deepen commercial and political ties between the two countries, AP reports.

Li was greeted at Jose Marti International Airport by First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel and other Cuban officials. The Chinese premier then attended a wreath-laying ceremony Saturday at the Monument to Jose Marti, overlooking the iconic Revolution Square in central Havana.

Officials say the two countries signed several bilateral accords, including ones related to investment in tourism and telecommunications. China is Cuba’s second-largest trading partner, and Li’s visit, which includes a meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro, is seen as an effort to boost investment in the island nation.

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