Yuan Shuhong, secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the Ministry of Justice and vice-minister of justice, met with Silvera, minister of justice of Cuba, in Beijing on Dec 14.
Yuan Shuhong, secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the Ministry of Justice and vice-minister of justice, meets with Oscar Silvera, Cuba's minister of justice, in Beijing on Dec 14.
Yuan mentioned that Cuba was the first Latin American country to establish diplomatic relations with China.
During the 60 years after the founding of the diplomatic relationship, the mutual trust and friendship between the two countries has always been as solid as a rock, said Yuan.
He pointed out the recently-concluded Central Economic Work Conference made a scientific judgment for China's economic situation at present and for the next phase, laid out overall planning for next year's economic work, and was significant in boosting China's confidence in development, maintaining its strategic focus, solidifying its driving force for development and ensuring the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects.
He emphasized that the fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee put the work of adhering to and improving the socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics in an extremely important position.
The Ministry of Justice will take on the new mission of advancing overall law-based governance, building a socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics, striving to adhere to and improve the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, and contributing to the modernization of the system and capacity for governance, according to Yuan.
Silvera indicated he appreciated China's long-term support for Cuba and sincerely admired the progress China has made in its economic and social development and its building of democracy and rule of law.
He indicated that he hopes that justice ministries of the two countries will deepen their legal and judicial cooperation, share their experience drawn from the building of the socialist rule of law with each other, and together push forward their special friendship.