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Cuban Vice President Highlights Monsignor Romero”s Legacy

salvador_diazcanelThe Cuban Vice president, Miguel Diaz Canel considered motivating and encouraging his visit to El Salvador for the beatification ceremony today of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero.

In interview to Prensa Latina he assured that the beatification is part of a framework of motivations, historical relations, elements of what the Salvadorian government tries to do and of great connotation for the country, Latin America and the world.

From this ceremony-he said- many interpretations con be made because first is the figure of Monsignor Romero, a paradigm in the struggle for peace and the defense of the poor, with very human ideas he defended from an altruistic position and therefore left a legacy. That legacy matches with that of other heroes for the independence, emphasized the Cuban vice president.

‘I think that justice is done when the moment for the beatification of Monsignor Romero comes, he remarked.

He considered that if this event is brought to the level of Cuba and El Salvador relations stands that there are two brother countries who forged a brotherhood and precisely a friendship to share the same struggle for independence.

The beatification has a great significance at this moment, mainly because El Salvador and Cuba face the same historical challenges with the conviction that a better world can be possible, he added.

‘Besides participating in this event carrying a pleasant and warm greeting of Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro, of our president, Army general, Raul Castro and from the Cuban people to the Salvadorian people and government, we, I also feel honored to be representing our country and the Cuban revolution, added ‘Diaz-Canel.

He stressed that this whole context has much to do with the meetings held yesterday with the president, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, and Vice President, Oscar Ortiz, who received him at the Presidential House.

On the other hand, being part of it, there are the possibilities and capabilities of Cuba to cooperate and provide the experience gained in these years of revolution, he explained.

For that reason, he added we came to confirm that they can count on the unconditional support of Cuba in programs, agreements and actions that have worked very intensively with many exchanges at the political level, which now also takes a path to a commercial, economically relationship more stronger and more open.

He stressed that the relationship will be in its peak with the visit of President Sanchez Ceren to Cuba soon, where, he said, he will be welcome in an affectionately and with the love that has always been professed by the Cuban government and people.

Besides being very motivating visit for seeing the affection with which the Cubans are taken into account, also is to live a historic moment in the life of the country and provide a grain cooperation between Cuba and El Salvador, he assured.

Diaz-Canel arrived in El Salvador on Friday afternoon, accompanied by the head of the Office of Attention to Religious Affairs of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Caridad Diego, and Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra.

(Prensa Latina)

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