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Díaz-Canel receives Palestinian leader

Diaz Canel AlfatáMiguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, Party Central Committee Political Bureau member and First Vice President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday afternoon received Sabri Saidam, member of the Al Fatah movement’s Central Committee and minister of Education and Higher Education in Palestine, who is visiting our country as the special envoy of President Mahmud Abbas, to convey a message to Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers.

During the fraternal meeting, the Cuban leader reiterated our country’s unwavering support to the unalienable right of the Palestinian people to their own state, with its 1967 borders and capital in East Jerusalem.

He likewise reaffirmed Cuba’s condemnation of the unilateral decision of the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Saidam, who is also participating in the Universidad 2018 conference currently underway in Havana, thanked Cuba for its historic support of the Palestinian cause, and expressed his country’s desire to further consolidate the friendship and cooperation that unites the two nations.

Palestine’s ambassador in Cuba, Akram Mohammad Rashid Samhan, accompanied the distinguished guest, while on the Cuban side, participating were Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, also a member of the Party Political Bureau; and the ministry’s director for North Africa and the Middle East, Héctor Igarza Cabrera.


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