September 28, 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Cuba. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the reception hosted by the Cuban Embassy in China. To commemorate this special day, China National Philatelic Corporation specially issued a diplomatic commemorative cover. Zhang Jinliang, President of China Post Group Corporation Limited (China Post Group), and Pereira, Cuban ambassador to China, jointly unveiled the commemorative envelope at the reception. Zhang Jinliang presented the envelope to the Cuban Embassy on behalf of China Post Group.
On the front of the commemorative envelope are the Monument to the People's Heroes and the Monument to Jose Marti, which embodies the great fighting spirit of China and Cuba in struggling for national liberation. The postage stamp affixed on the commemorative cover is the main picture of the personalized stamp, named "Dreams Set Sail". The postmark shows the year when the two countries established diplomatic relations and the 60th anniversary. On the back of the envelope is the explanatory text and issue information. Jose Marti is a Cuban poet, national hero and thinker. He began to participate in the revolutionary activities against Spanish colonial rule when he was 15 and died in the war of independence at only 42 years old. His whole life was completely devoted to the fighting for Cuban independence and the liberty of Latin America.
Cuba was the first country to establish diplomatic ties with China in the western hemisphere. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 60 years ago, the two countries have made rapid strides in the bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields. In fighting against COVID-19, China and Cuba have pulled together and the traditional friendship between the two countries has been further deepened.