Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, confirming that relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries have withstood the test of time and are currently very strong. Putin congratulated the president of Cuba and expressed assurance in strengthening the ties of bilateral strategic partnership.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff expressed confidence in being able to continue a common dialogue to promote bilateral relations with Cuba, particularly in the context of the United Nations, the BRICS bloc and other multilateral forums.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said: “The Cuban Revolution is a paradigm of dignity for all the people of Latin America and the Caribbean, waging anti-imperialist struggles for justice, independence and self-determination of the people.”
Representatives from UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization sent “warm congratulations” to Cuba in a letter signed by Deputy Director General for External Relations Eric Falt and Cuban representative to the institution Dulce Buergo.
The letter emphasized the “strong ties” between the UN agency and Cuba, along with the active work done by the country in favor of international cooperation. The Cuban Revolution has made enormous strides in education, science and culture over the past few decades, obliterating illiteracy, building one of the best health care systems in the world and becoming known worldwide for producing outstanding dancers, sports people and musicians.
(Radio Havana Cuba)