Chinese Naval Flotilla Visits Cuba for 1st Time, Strengthen Ties

Friday, November 13, 2015
From AFP:

Chinese navy visits Cuba, amid Havana-Washington thaw

A Chinese naval flotilla arrived in Cuba Tuesday to bolster close military ties between the two Communist-ruled allies, its commander Wang Jianxun said.

"This is the first time a (Chinese) military flotilla has come to the island," Wang said at the Port of Havana.

And it is really "a chance to strengthen ties between the navies and armed forces of both countries."

Cuba and China "share ideals and a shared independent development path aimed at building socialism," he said in a report in Cuban official media. The visit had not been announced earlier in state media.