Senior Chinese legislator arrives in Cuba for official visit

Havana, Sep 2 (Xinhua) China’s senior legislator Wu Bangguo arrived here Tuesday afternoon for an official visit to Cuba.

In a written statement, Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress, highlighted the rapid growth of the China-Cuba relations.

He said the growing bilateral cooperation has already brought concrete benefit to the two nations.

“I expect to boost the traditional friendship and the bilateral cooperation with mutual benefit to a higher level by my visit,” Wu said in the statement.

During the visit, Wu is scheduled to meet Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Cuba is the first leg of Wu’s three-nation America tour. The trip will also take him to the Bahamas and the US.