On 7 November 2013, State Councilor Yang Jiechi met in Beijing respectively with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, who came to China for an official visit, and Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who came to China for China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF).
When meeting with Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Yang Jiechi expressed that in recent years, China-Cuba relations have entered a new stage of all-dimensional development and the two countries have enjoyed close exchanges at all levels and unceasingly advanced practical cooperation. China is ready to work with Cuba to continue strengthening bilateral mutually beneficial and friendly cooperation so as to push forward China-Cuba relations and China-Latin America cooperation to a new high.
Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said that Cuba is ready to work with China to fully deepen bilateral exchanges and cooperation in all fields. As the holder of the rotating presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Cuba will continue to make efforts for pushing for new progress of overall China-Latin America cooperation.
When meeting with Hector Timerman, Yang Jiechi expressed that this year has witnessed frequent high-level exchanges between China and Argentina. The political mutual trust between both sides has been unceasingly deepened and mutually beneficial and friendly cooperation in all fields has made new progress. China attaches great importance to developing relations with Argentina and is ready to work with the Argentine side to actively implement the consensus reached between the state leaders of the two countries in order to push for all-dimensional development of China-Argentina strategic partnership.
Hector Timerman noted that China is an important cooperative partner of Argentina. The two countries have maintained sound cooperation on both bilateral and international levels with fruitful outcomes. Argentina is ready to work with China to keep close bilateral exchanges and cooperation in a bid to further enrich and deepen strategic partnership between the two countries.