Compañero Fidel and the President of the Portuguese Republic, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, held a friendly encounter on the afternoon of October 26.
Fidel and the Portuguese President discussed various topics on the international agenda, as well as the ties of friendship which unite the two countries: the backdrop against which the European leader’s visit to Cuba is taking place.
Rebelo de Sousa mentioned the results of the United Nations vote, held the same day, in favor of an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba, highlighting that his country condemns this globally rejected extraterritorial policy.
Meanwhile, compañero Fidel thanked Rebelo de Sousa for the support his nation has shown Cuba, emphasizing that the people of the island will never forget the incalculable human and economic losses caused by the blockade. He also reiterated the brutal and inhumane character of the policy rejected by both the Cuban people and the world.